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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, November 12, 1942
U-Boat Attack Near Curacao
USS Erie was torpedoed off Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and was beached to prevent sinking. After being towed from Curaco to Willenstadt, Netherlands Antilles the Erie capsized and sank; Struck from the Naval Register, July 28 1943.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 6

Namesort descending Service Branch
Lt Gilbert Gorsuch USN
Lt(jg) Frank Greenwood USN
Lt George Kunkle USN
LCdr Albert Lloyd USN
Lt Ernest Peterson USN
Lt sc Ned Wentz USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN Ret.