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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
Sea 2c Stephen Trimboli USCG
F 1c Vincent Tuccillo USCG
Sea 1c Joseph Turanski USCG
QM 3c Walton Vail USCG
Sea 1c George Vanalstyne USCG
OStd 2c Braulio Velasco USCG
WT 1c Peter Vinesky USCG
BM 2c Steve Vrabel USCG
Matt 2c John Wahab USCG
RM 1c Allen Walker USCG
Sea 2c Ralph Ward USCG
SOM 3c Murray Weiner USCG
F 2c John Weyman USCG
AS Ralph White USCG
MM 2c Delma Williamson USCG
RM 1c Victor Williamson USCG
F 1c Harold Wolever USCG


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