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Grayling

Thursday, September 9, 1943
Lost on Patrol
The precise date and details of her loss are unknown. She had been ordered to patrol the approaches to Manila until 10 September following a guerilla re-supply mission at Panay. Guerillas confirmed completion of this mission on 23 August, but the last communication with Grayling was received 19 August. Post-war analysis of Japanese records indicates that a surfaced submarine was sighted in Lingayen Gulf on 9 September and that a freighter had been attacked in that area on that date. There is no record of counter attacks. On the same date, the Japanese passenger-cargo vessel Hokuan Maru reported sighting a submarine submerged in shallow water west of Luzon and made a pass over it. The ship noted an impact with a submerged object, which may have been Grayling. In the absence of further communication, Grayling was declared lost on 30 September.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 75

Namesort descending Service Branch
MOMM 1c Jerry Goodnight USN
Sea 1c Carl Grimes USN
Sea 1c Theodore Gurasko USN
SC 1c Robert Harbauer USN
FC 2c Joseph Harper USN
MOMM 1c Clarence Hawkins USN
Sea 1c Frank Hickcox USN
CTM Eugene Hoffman USN
GM 3c Raymond Howard USN
Sea 1c James Howell USN
TM 3c Charles Hunt USN
Sea 1c Earl Johnson USN
Sea 1c Woodrow Kelley USN
MOMM 1c James Kelly USN
RM 3c Donald Keplinger USN
Y 2c Charles Kysar USN
QM 3c Leroy Loudon USN
Ck 2c Santiago Mabuti USN
Lt(jg) Flavel Maloy USN
MOMM 1c John Marks USN

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