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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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

Name Service Branchsort descending
MM 2c Howard Kennedy USN
Sea 2c John Mcgeehan USN
Ens Robert Brister USN
LCdr Thomas Rudderow USN
Sea 2c Edwin Klenk USN
Y 2c Joseph Mccarthy USN
Sea 1c John Burton USN
Sea 1c Warren Rogers USN
Sea 2c William Hook USN
RM 2c Clifton Matthews USN
Ens Stratton Christensen USN
F 1c Carl Runkel USN
Sea 2c Charles Holzmueller USN
Matt 3c Levi Glaze USN
CBM Edwin Clark USN
OStd 2c Simon Salud USN
CMM Samuel Homer USN
Sea 2c Harry Graham USN
MM 2c Franklin Cook USN
GM 2c Roland Ream USN