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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 11, 1945
Submarine Attack east of Mindanao
On Sunday morning, 11 February 1945 LST 577 was torpedoed by Japanese submarine RO 50, east of Mindanao, off the Philippine Islands while in a reinforcement convoy proceeding from Hollandia to Leyte. ... The explosion occurred just aft of the auxiliary engine room and broke the ship in two. Part of the aft frame sank immediately. The forward section remained afloat. ... Over 166 Sailors and soldiers were lost.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 65

Namesort descending Service Branch
CMOMM Richard Anderegg USN
QM 2c Clarence Anderson USN
Sea 1c Ted Anderson USN
SC 3c Abe Baldwin USN
Sea 2c Thomas Brown USN
Sea 2c Cecil Burleson USN
Sea 1c Murrel Burnett USN
Sea 1c David Campbell USN
Sea 2c Harold Carpenter USN
Sea 2c Charlie Childers USN
MOMM 3c William Corrigan USN
RM 2c Dino Corti USN
Sea 2c Thomas Deckard USN
F 1c Calvin Diamond USN
Sea 1c Robert Dyer USN
RM 2c Edward Eichler USN
SC 2c Norman Ent USN
SF 2c Joseph Fenton USN
Y 2c John Fitzpatrick USN
Sea 2c Donald Gohn USN


Various sources