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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, June 14, 1944
Lost in Antisubmarine Attack
Golet departed Midway on 28 May 1944, intending to continue patrolling in the vicinity of Honshu. Nothing further was heard of the ship or her crew of 82 men, despite repeated messages from headquarters requesting acknowledgment of receipt. Postwar analysis of Japanese antisubmarine records indicates that an attack conducted in Golet’s operational area on 14 June 1944, resulting in debris and an oil slick, was the probable cause of her loss.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 82

Namesort ascending Service Branch
SC 1c Homer Wright USN
TM 2c Walter Winkle USN
EM 1c Roy Williams USN
Lt Ernest Whitney USN
Ens Joseph White USN
BM 2c John Wesley USN
MOMM 2c Raymond Walz USN
LCdr Alexander Wadsworth USN
SC 2c Raymond Tinker USN
TM 2c Roland Thompson USN
Sea 1c Alfred Tarr USN
Y 1c Woodrow Swartzback USN
MOMM 1c Emil Sutherland USN
TM 1c Jess Sturdivan USN
MOMM 1c William Stull USN
EM 2c John Strout USN
CMOMM Arthur Stone USN
Std 3c George Sterling USN
RM 2c Donald Smith USN
TM 3c Robert Simandl USN


Prepared by: J.P. O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)