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


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