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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 ascending Service Branch
Utility William Zacharenko USMM
Messman Carlos Ybarlau USMM
3rd Mate Harry Wolfe USMM
GM 3c Randolph Whitesides USN
A.B. David White USMM
GM 3c T. Ward USN
Deck Cadet Eugene Walters USMM
2nd Engineer Pantaleon Villagran USMM
Engine Cadet Robert Vancure USMM
F/W John Tuohy USMM
F/W Robert Tuohy USMM
Chief Engineer Austin Spahr USMM
O.S. Richard Schoen USMM
A.B. Howard Rubin USMM
Sea 2c John Rindos USN
A.B. David Rideout USMM
Messman Lorenzo Ramirez USMM
Messman Abraham Prosten USMM
A.B. Ragnvald Olsen USMM
Oiler Rafael Nieves USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking