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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
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


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