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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 1c Eugene Brown USN
MOMM 2c Ralph Valentino USN
MOMM 1c Anthony Lieder USN
StM 1c Benjamin Evans USN
Ens John Whitehouse USN
MOMM 3c Joseph Cahill USN
TM 1c Goodwyn Wallace USN
MOMM 2c William Lyons USN
Lt Robert Farrar USN
SC 3c Richard Wybrow USN
TM 3c Richard Calabrese USN
Bkr 3c Donald Spoust USN
F 1c Joseph Masloski USN
CY John Farwell USN
TM 3c Walter Yaworsky USN
Lt Thomas Babb USN
TM 1c William Caldwell USN
StM 2c James Raley USN
Cdr William Millican USN
TM 2c Francis Fine USN


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