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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
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 ascending
RM 3c Robert Edling USN
Sea 2c Thomas Aldridge USN
EM 2c Richard Dobbins USN
EM 3c Loren Beardsley USN
FC 3c Robert Flannery USN
Y 1c Regis Bodecker USN
F 2c Leland Erbes USN
Pfc George Johnson USMC


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