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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 22, 1943
Torpedoed near Algiers
On June 22, 1943, LST-387 was steaming in Convoy Elastic, enroute from Arzew Algeria, To Bizerte, Tunisia. LST-387 and LST-333 were both damaged in an sequence of explosions. About twenty minutes after the explosion occurred, the LCT-244 and LCT-19 came close in and stood by to render assistance. The Commanding Officers of these craft had observed torpedo tracks heading for the LST-387 and the LST-333. Significant efforts on the parts of other convoy members were made towards rescue and recovery operations. The ship was later repaired.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 21

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Elmer Dockter USN
RM 2c Gabriel Esteban USN
SC 2c Guy Fallow USN
RM 3c Fred Mahon USN
SC 3c Clay Jones USN
RM 2c William Baumil USN
RM 3c Herbert Jones USN
EM 2c Alexander Bish USN
RM 3c Jack Jones USN
MOMM 2c Bernard Blair USN
MOMM 1c Wilbur Rose USN
MM 2c Howard Boltz USN
EM 1c Arthur Ruemmele USN
MOMM 1c Emerson Brown USN
RM 2c Norman Unsworth USN
F 1c Warren Brown USN
MOMM 1c Edward Cavanaugh USN
Cox Edward Cordova USN
MOMM 1c Lewis Crumly USN
MOMM 2c Robert Cunningham USN