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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, January 22, 1944
Mine Explosion near coast of Italy
While operating in support of the invasion of Anzio, Italy, Portent struck a mine while patrolling near the Italian coast, and sank. Nearby ships rescued survivors. ... 18 of her crew members died in the mishap

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 18

Namesort ascending Service Branch
MOMM 2c Nicholas Wood USN
QM 3c Frederick Smith USN
F 1c Horace Skelsey USN
Bkr 2c John Schultz USN
StM 2c Thaddeus Robinson USN
MOMM 2c Walter Richards USN
MOMM 2c Frank Peterlin USN
CCS Ernest Parrish USN
MOMM 3c Launfal Nysven USN
EM 3c Alexander Moryan USN
F 1c Stephen Mclain USN
CM 1c Lomas Mcconnell USN
GM 3c Charlie Lagrone USN
Sea 2c Tony Ioli USN
SM 3c James Giffin USN
Sea 2c Francis Gallagher USN
MOMM 3c Vincent Cammarata USN
Elec Charles Baumann USN
Prepared by Capt R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)