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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
RM 3c Kenneth Lien USCG
SC 2c Robert Shearer USCG
F 3c Paul Needs USCG
QM 3c Alvin Burden USCG
Matt 3c George Greer USCG
CMM Leuign Osier USCG
Lt(jg) Joseph Stehle USCG
RM 1c Victor Williamson USCG
RM 3c Carlos Lopez USCG
F 3c Harold Silsbie USCG
CMM Cecil Canfield USCG
AS John Halligan USCG
EM 1c Warren Morley USCG
F 1c Alfred Steiger USCG
AS Robert Gavey USCG
F 1c August Maniscalco USCG
GM 2c Allan Smillie USCG


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