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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
BM 2c William Kalita USN
F/W Jasper Johnson USMM
Sea 2c Francis Honiker USN
Sea 1c Cleveland Holmes USN
Sea 2c Joseph Hefty USN
Sea 2c Horace Hayward USN
Deck Maint. John Harding USMM
Sea 1c Eugene Hallenbeck USN
Sea 1c George Haley USN
A.B. Harry Guetchikian USMM
Cook Henry Green USMM
GM 3c Christopher Giannotti USN
Deck Cadet Charles Gassner USMM
Messman Rubin Garber USMM
RM 2c Victor Gagnon USN
Cook Henry Fowlkes USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Martin Finney USMM
Sea 1c Lloyd Farmer USN
Sea 1c Robert Ewing USN
Sea 1c Roy Doster USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking