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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
1st Engineer Lloyd Miller USMM
GM 3c Martin Mills USN
Sea 2c Delbert Nader USN
Utility Vincent Neville USMM
Deck Maint. Hans Nielsen USMM
Oiler Rafael Nieves USMM
A.B. Ragnvald Olsen USMM
Messman Abraham Prosten USMM
Messman Lorenzo Ramirez USMM
A.B. David Rideout USMM
Sea 2c John Rindos USN
A.B. Howard Rubin USMM
O.S. Richard Schoen USMM
Chief Engineer Austin Spahr USMM
F/W John Tuohy USMM
F/W Robert Tuohy USMM
Engine Cadet Robert Vancure USMM
2nd Engineer Pantaleon Villagran USMM
Deck Cadet Eugene Walters USMM
GM 3c T. Ward USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking