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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
Oiler Aldis Currall USMM
Bosun Ramon Cuevas USMM
Sea 2c Joseph Costa USN
Oiler Antone Corriea USMM
O.S. Mario Comizzoli USMM
Sea 2c Martin Collar USN
O.S. Richard Coley USMM
Engine Cadet Marion Chrobak USMM
Sea 2c Manuel Carvalho USN
2nd Mate William Cartwright USMM
Cook Dale Carrigan USMM
Sea 2c Lewis Campbell USN
Sea 2c William Cammarata USN
Sea 2c Cornelius Calpin USN
Oiler Ralph Calderon USMM
Sea 2c Walter Byrne USN
GM 3c William Buchanan USN
Sea 2c Albert Bruder USN
Sea 2c Anthony Braccia USN
Purser Wilfred Bigolet USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking