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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, May 2, 1942
Torpedo Attack off Carolina Coast
Engaged in patrol along the east coast, Cythera was hit by two torpedoes off North Carolina May 2,1942 and sank so quickly that only two of her crew survived. ... The men were picked up by the attacking German submarine [U-402] and taken back to Germany where they were interned until the end of the war. ... Sixty-eight men perished in the attack

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 68

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Joseph Henry USN
Sea 1c John Henshaw USN
Sea 2c Francis Holland USN
Sea 2c Charles Holzmueller USN
CMM Samuel Homer USN
Sea 2c William Hook USN
MM 2c Charles Hudsinus USN
WT 2c Lawrence Jugle USN
MM 2c Howard Kennedy USN
Sea 2c Edwin Klenk USN
CQM Eugene Kugel USN
SF 2c Gail Landry USN
QM 3c John Lane USN
Sea 1c Francis Letort USN
WT 1c William Lodik USN
AS Hubert Lynch USN
Sea 2c David Manning USN
AS Joseph Marano USN
AS Pasquale Martino USN
RM 2c Clifton Matthews USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (ret.)