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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
MM 3c Clyde Day USN
Sea 1c James Tidwell USN
EM 3c Joseph Aloi USN
EM 3c Roland Overly USN
Sea 1c Chester Bazidlo USN
MM 1c John Scariano USN
Ens Romaine Blandy USN
MM 1c William Smith USN
MM 2c LeRoy Carlson USN
EM 2c Lawrence Rosenberg USN
WT 2c Myron Cisewski USN
Sea 2c Norbert Wimmer USN
MM 2c Harry Clark USN
Sea 2c Charles Wilkins USN
F 1c Louis Contravo USN
WT 3c Calvin Weatherly USN
MM 1c James Craig USN
FC 2c Robert Weimer USN
CMM Charles Jacoby USN
Sea 2c Roland Wells USN


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