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Fogg

Wednesday, December 20, 1944
Submarine Attack in the Altantic

Homeward bound, on December 20, one of the LSTs in the convoy was torpedoed, and as Fogg began to search for the submarine, she, too, was torpedoed. ... Fourteen of her men were killed and six wounded (one of whom subsequently died), and the ship badly damaged ( losing the rear third of the ship, breaking off just aft of the Engine Room #2 bulkhead ). ... For two days the crew fought to save their ship, but when on December 22, the stern sheared off, all but a skeleton crew were taken off. These men restored buoyancy, and Fogg reached the Azores in tow the next day.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Boyce Beale USN
Y 2c James Beardsworth USN
Sea 2c Russell Boston USN
EM 2c James Branson USN
PhM 3c James Capogreca USN
M 1c Richard Johnson USN
TM 2c Nellis Jones USN
Sea 1c Roy Loesing USN
CBM Lillon Lynch USN
CEM August Mattes USN
F 1c Gordon Nichols USN
TM 3c James Riley USN
TM 3c Clarence Walker USN
F 1c Raymond Weber USN
MM 2c Andrew Yost USN