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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, September 9, 1942
Lost in North Atlantic
When she was overdue in reaching home port, Muskeget was presumed lost in action with no survivors. At the time of her sinking, she had 121 men on board: 9 commissioned officers, 107 enlisted men, one Public Health Service officer, and four civilian employees of the U.S. Weather Service. German naval records recovered after the war indicated that U-755, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Walter Göing, reported torpedoing a U.S. auxiliary merchant cruiser in Muskeget's area of operation on 9 September 1942. It was probably this attack that caused the destruction of Muskeget and the loss of her entire crew. U-755 was herself sunk in the Mediterranean by a Royal Air Force Hudson on 28 May 1943.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 117

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens James Aieta USCG
Matt 3c Clifton Allen USCG
Y 3c Albert Altman USCG
Sea 1c Donald Anderson USCG
Cox George Astley USCG
Ens Paul Bauersfeld USCG
Cox Robert Bradberry USCG
WT 2c Irving Bruckner USCG
AS Herman Bryan USCG
QM 3c Alvin Burden USCG
MM 1c Christopher Bustard USCG
F 1c John Butler USCG
CMM Cecil Canfield USCG
Cox John Clark USCG
F 3c Henry Clark USCG
Lt Robert Clark USCG
Matt 3c Charles Cranshaw USCG
AS Maurice Dauphin USCG
AS Israel Davis USCG
F 2c Carroll Desilver USCG


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