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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
MOMM 3c William Corrigan USN
Sea 1c Robert Stewart USN
Sea 2c Jarvis Mellon USN
Sea 1c Robert Dyer USN
RM 2c Dino Corti USN
Lt Carl Stahl USN
SM 2c George Merna USN
Sea 1c Vincent Zito USN
F 1c Eldred Seddon USN
RM 3c Robert Sonney USN
Sea 1c Clifford Mills USN
Sea 2c Cloyd Wheeler USN
Sea 2c James Simpson USN
GM 3c Robert Thibodeau USN
Sea 1c John Jablonski USN
Ck 3c Robert Woody USN
CBM Willard Rubick USN
Sea 1c Joseph Trapani USN
Lt(jg) Norman Kreuter USN
QM 3c William Wolf USN


Various sources