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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
SK 3c Joe Powers USN
FC 3c Eugene Fuzi USN
GM 2c John Pensyl USN
WT 2c Arthur Gardner USN
Sea 2c Hugh Naff USN
Sea 1c Ernest Kuzee USN
MM 2c Edo Morincelli USN
FC 2c Marvin Mayo USN