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Helena

Ship Designation: 
CL-50
Date Lost: 
Sunday, December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor - Single Torpedo Strike
While tied up alongside 1010 dock at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Helena was hit by a single torpedo during the Japanese raid of December 7, flooding an engine room and boiler room. Due to the prompt damage control corrective measures, Helena remained afloat and remained functional during the remainder of the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 28

Name Service Branchsort descending
FC 2c Marvin Mayo USN
MM 2c John Urban USN
EM 2c Michael Yugovich USN
SK 2c Hoge Venable USN
Sea 2c Benjamin Vassar USN
F 3c Ralph Thompson USN
F 3c Allen Davis USN
F 2c Ernest Dickens USN

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Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)