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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, May 5, 1944
Torpedo Attack near Algeria
Homeward bound, Fechteler was torpedoed by U-967 in the Western Mediterranean. As the ship began to break in two, and sink, it was abandoned. ... Twenty-nine were killed and 26 wounded. Sister ship Laning (DE-159) and other ships of the convoy rescued 186 survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 27

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 1c William Smith USN
Sea 1c James Tidwell USN
WT 3c Calvin Weatherly USN
FC 2c Robert Weimer USN
Sea 2c Roland Wells USN
Sea 2c Charles Wilkins USN
Sea 2c Norbert Wimmer USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)