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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
Sea 2c Harold Carpenter USN
Sea 1c Martin Quinn USN
Sea 1c John Mick USN
Sea 2c Thomas Deckard USN
Sea 2c Charlie Childers USN
Sea 2c Charles Nolan USN
Sea 1c Walter Miller USN
F 1c Calvin Diamond USN
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


Various sources