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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 Charles Hunter USCG
SC 2c Martin Hvizdock USCG
CM 1c Paul Hyres USCG
BM 2c Rolland Johnson USCG
Matt 1c Robert Jones USCG
BM 1c Albert Kelsch USCG
AS Clifford Kimber USCG
AS Clarence Kinkson USCG
WT 2c Tadeusz Kowalski USCG
AS William Latta USCG
RM 3c Kenneth Lien USCG
RM 3c Carlos Lopez USCG
MM 2c Henry Luthye USCG
F 1c August Maniscalco USCG
SOM 3c Iven Martin USCG
Y 1c Frank Martindale USCG
CBM Carl Mason USCG
QM 2c Edward Mayer USCG
PhM 3c John Mcdonald USCG
F 2c Gilbert Medeiros USCG


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