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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
Sea 1c Gerald Berard USN
Electrician Cyril Beames USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Frederick Baumann USMM
Chief Mate Ernest Barris USMM
Wiper Ernesto Acevedo USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking