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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Larry Doheny

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, October 5, 1942
Submarine Attack off Oregon Coast
SS Larry Doheny was torpedoed by submarine I-25 While en route to Portland, Oregon with 66,000 barrels of fuel oil. The explosion destroyed the steering gear and caused #2 and #3 tanks to burst into flames. The ensuing fire and fumes prevented a distress call from being sent. Survivors were picked-up the next morning by USS Coos Bay (AVP-25)

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 3

Namesort ascending Service Branch
S2 Jim Smith USN
AS Roy Houldridge USN
S2 W. Boyett USN
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking