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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 descending Service Branch
O.S. Mario Comizzoli USMM
Oiler Antone Corriea USMM
Sea 2c Joseph Costa USN
Bosun Ramon Cuevas USMM
Oiler Aldis Currall USMM
Sea 1c Roy Doster USN
Sea 1c Robert Ewing USN
Sea 1c Lloyd Farmer USN
Jr. 3rd Mate Martin Finney USMM
Cook Henry Fowlkes USMM
RM 2c Victor Gagnon USN
Messman Rubin Garber USMM
Deck Cadet Charles Gassner USMM
GM 3c Christopher Giannotti USN
Cook Henry Green USMM
A.B. Harry Guetchikian USMM
Sea 1c George Haley USN
Sea 1c Eugene Hallenbeck USN
Deck Maint. John Harding USMM
Sea 2c Horace Hayward USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking