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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 descending Service Branch
Lt(jg) Losson Jeffrey USN
MOMM 3c James Johnson USN
EM 2c James Kellam USN
MOMM 1c Dan Killough USN
SC 2c Harold Komes USN
SM 1c Fertig Krause USN
Sea 1c Vere Larue USN
Lt(jg) Howard Latham USN
MOMM 1c Anthony Lieder USN
MOMM 2c William Lyons USN
F 1c Joseph Masloski USN
RM 2c Thomas Mccloskey USN
CEM Stanley Miller USN
Cdr William Millican USN
Sea 2c John Morris USN
MOMM 3c James Munsel USN
CTM Raymond Newton USN
F 1c Robert Norford USN
MOMM 1c John Oconnell USN
F 1c Daniel Phillips USN


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