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Muskeget

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
Sea 1c Norman Dexter USCG
F 2c George Domanick USCG
SC 3c John Downey USCG
F 2c John Egan USCG
F 1c Vessie Eggers USCG
Sea 1c John Ether USCG
SOM 3c Erman Farr USCG
BM 2c Walter Floyd USCG
Ens Stephen Fuld USCG
AS Robert Gavey USCG
Sea 2c Ronald Graham USCG
MM 1c Irvin Gray USCG
Matt 3c George Greer USCG
Matt 3c Charlie Grimes USCG
AS John Halligan USCG
F 3c Francis Harbour USCG
Sea 1c Roy Hartman USCG
Sea 2c Earle Hawkridge USCG
CMM Charles Hill USCG
AS Francis Humes USCG

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