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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
A.B. Ragnvald Olsen USMM
Engine Cadet Robert Vancure USMM
O.S. Richard Coley USMM
Messman Abraham Prosten USMM
2nd Engineer Pantaleon Villagran USMM
Oiler Antone Corriea USMM
Messman Lorenzo Ramirez USMM
Deck Maint. John Harding USMM
Bosun Ramon Cuevas USMM
A.B. David Rideout USMM
Deck Cadet Allen Miller USMM
Sea 2c Martin Collar USN
SM 3c Joseph Meade USN
Sea 2c Joseph Costa USN
GM 3c Martin Mills USN
Sea 1c Lloyd Farmer USN
Lt(jg) Robert Lippard USN
Sea 1c Robert Ewing USN
Sea 2c John Rindos USN
Sea 1c Roy Doster USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking