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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 ascending
Sea 1c Donald Lawrence USNR
SC 3c Abe Baldwin USN
F 2c Merle Petersen USN
RM 3c Rosario Maszzuo USN
Sea 2c Gerald Gouin USN
Sea 2c Thomas Brown USN
F 1c Clifford Pearson USN
WT 3c Robert Martin USN
MOMM 1c Adolph Grant USN
Sea 2c Cecil Burleson USN
PhM 2c Parke Patton USN
Sea 2c Paul Madden USN
RM 2c Edward Eichler USN
Sea 1c Murrel Burnett USN
SC 2c Wellington Poff USN
Sea 1c Webb Mcginnis USN
SC 2c Norman Ent USN
Sea 1c David Campbell USN
Sea 2c Robert Rager USN
Sea 1c Daniel Miller USN


Various sources