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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
RM 3c William Reynolds USCG
F 1c James Robinson USCG
Sea 1c William Robinson USCG
Sea 1c Anthony Ruggeri USCG
F 2c Gerald Sarrasin USCG
SC 2c Robert Shearer USCG
QM 2c Alexander Siedlecki USCG
F 3c Harold Silsbie USCG
GM 2c Allan Smillie USCG
Lt(jg) William Spooner USCG
Sea 1c George Stanley USCG
CGM Joseph Stanley USCG
EM 2c Frank Stefandel USCG
Lt(jg) Joseph Stehle USCG
F 1c Alfred Steiger USCG
CWT Edward Stoda USCG
Ens Thomas Sullivan USCG
CCS Harold Syverteen USCG
LCdr Charles Toft USCG
AS Francis Towne USCG


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