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Louise Lykes

Ship Designation: 
NULL-NULL
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Chief Mate Ernest Barris USMM
Electrician Maurice Kraus USMM
Messman Carlos Ybarlau USMM
Chief Engineer Austin Spahr USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Frederick Baumann USMM
Utility Ralph Lotti USMM
Utility William Zacharenko USMM
Electrician Cyril Beames USMM
A.B. John Mack USMM
Oiler Aldis Currall USMM
Purser Wilfred Bigolet USMM
Master Edwin Madden USMM
Deck Cadet Charles Gassner USMM
Oiler Ralph Calderon USMM
Steward Herbert Meifort USMM
3rd Engineer Herbert Kirkpatrick USMM
Cook Dale Carrigan USMM
Oiler Rafael Nieves USMM
Deck Maint. Hans Nielsen USMM
Engine Cadet Marion Chrobak USMM

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