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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Harold Murray USCG
LCdr Charles Toft USCG
F 2c George Domanick USCG
AS William Latta USCG
F 1c Fredrick Perry USCG
F 1c Vincent Tuccillo USCG
F 3c Henry Clark USCG
Sea 1c Francis Ohlsen USCG
Sea 2c Stephen Trimboli USCG
SC 3c John Downey USCG
BM 2c Rolland Johnson USCG
F 1c Roy Peterson USCG
Sea 1c Joseph Turanski USCG
F 2c Carroll Desilver USCG
Cox Stanley Pawlusiak USCG
Matt 2c John Wahab USCG
F 1c Vessie Eggers USCG
Matt 1c Robert Jones USCG
SK 2c Frank Reinherz USCG
Sea 1c George Vanalstyne USCG


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