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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, October 17, 1944
Lost at Sea
17 October, Perch received a message from Escolar giving her position and projected track. Nothing further is known of the ship and her crew of 80 after that date. Both the Yellow Sea and Tsushima Strait were assumed to be mined, but the exact location of minefields laid prior to April, 1945 is unknown. Since Escolar's track did not intersect any of the known fields, post-war analysis assumed that she hit a mine in one of the uncharted fields.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 81

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Andrew Zumar USN
TM 3c Walter Yaworsky USN
SC 3c Richard Wybrow USN
Ens John Whitehouse USN
Sea 1c Nicholas Wells USN
TM 1c Goodwyn Wallace USN
TM 3c William Velten USN
MOMM 2c Ralph Valentino USN
EM 2c Richard Turner USN
Sea 1c John Tucker USN
F 1c Thomas Tucker USN
EM 3c Howard Trensch USN
GM 1c Anthony Tokarchek USN
Bkr 3c Donald Spoust USN
Sea 1c Arthur Smith USN
F 1c Bryant Smith USN
F 2c Joseph Slavik USN
EM 3c Robert Shirah USN
Lt(jg) Robert Searls USN
MOMM 3c John Romond USN


Prepared by: J.P. O'Hara, CDR, USN, (Ret.)