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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 ascending Service Branch
F 1c Louis Contravo USN
MM 2c Harry Clark USN
WT 2c Myron Cisewski USN
MM 2c LeRoy Carlson USN
Ens Romaine Blandy USN
Sea 1c Chester Bazidlo USN
EM 3c Joseph Aloi USN


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