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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Louise Lykes

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, January 9, 1943
U-Boat Attack in North Atlantic
The Freighter SS Louise Lykes was topredoed by U-384 while en route to Belfast, Northern Ireland. There were no survivors. ... After the war, German records showed that the ship's complement put up a tremendous battle, nearly sinking the submarine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 85

Namesort descending Service Branch
Wiper Ernesto Acevedo USMM
Chief Mate Ernest Barris USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Frederick Baumann USMM
Electrician Cyril Beames USMM
Sea 1c Gerald Berard USN
Purser Wilfred Bigolet USMM
Sea 2c Anthony Braccia USN
Sea 2c Albert Bruder USN
GM 3c William Buchanan USN
Sea 2c Walter Byrne USN
Oiler Ralph Calderon USMM
Sea 2c Cornelius Calpin USN
Sea 2c William Cammarata USN
Sea 2c Lewis Campbell USN
Cook Dale Carrigan USMM
2nd Mate William Cartwright USMM
Sea 2c Manuel Carvalho USN
Engine Cadet Marion Chrobak USMM
O.S. Richard Coley USMM
Sea 2c Martin Collar USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking