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Golet

Ship Designation: 
SS-361
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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
LCdr James Clark USN
QM 1c Robert Danko USN
FC 2c Elmer Hughes USN
Sea 2c James Rymal USN
SC 1c Homer Wright USN
EM 3c William Coram USN
GM 1c Willard Edwards USN
RM 3c Jack Humble USN
Lt Walter Sadler USN
TM 2c Walter Winkle USN
F 1c George Gormley USN
EM 2c Gilbert Millhouse USN
LCdr Walter Kane USN
GM 2c Julius Rose USN
EM 1c Roy Williams USN
TM 3c Joseph Greenhalgh USN
CFC Peter Milus USN
Lt Clarence Johnson USN
SC 1c Arthur Rockwood USN
Lt Ernest Whitney USN

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