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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
Sea 2c Gerald Gouin USN
MOMM 1c Adolph Grant USN
Sea 1c John Jablonski USN
F 1c William Kelly USN
Lt(jg) Norman Kreuter USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Lavery USN
Sea 1c Donald Lawrence USNR
Sea 1c Charles Layman USN
Ens Eugene Lentz USN
Sea 2c Paul Madden USN
WT 3c Robert Martin USN
RM 3c Rosario Maszzuo USN
Sea 1c Webb Mcginnis USN
Sea 2c Jarvis Mellon USN
SM 2c George Merna USN
Sea 1c John Mick USN
Sea 1c Daniel Miller USN
Sea 1c Walter Miller USN
Sea 1c Clifford Mills USN
Sea 2c Charles Nolan USN


Various sources