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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 2c Ernest Dickens USN
F 3c Allen Davis USN
Sea 2c Luther Cisco USN
Sea 2c William Carter USN
Y 1c Regis Bodecker USN
EM 3c Loren Beardsley USN
Sea 2c Thomas Aldridge USN
F 2c Salvatore Albanese USN