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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, June 26, 1943
Lost off Kurile Islands
On 27 May, Runner departed Midway for the Kuriles on her third patrol. She was never heard from again. Apparently, her torpedoes were functioning properly on this patrol, since post-war analysis of Japanese records indicated that the Seinan Maru was sunk off Hokkaido on 11 June, and the Shinryu Maru off the Kuriles on 26 June. Both sinkings were in Runner’s patrol area. The records are silent as to any action that might have resulted in her loss. Since there were four known minefields in her area, her loss is presumed to be due to striking a mine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 78

Namesort descending Service Branch
SC 1c Charles Liggett USN
TM 2c Ollie Marlowe USN
CEM Charles Martin USN
RM 1c Gilbert Martin USN
MOMM 1c Donald Mcdonald USN
MOMM 2c Vernon Meyer USN
TM 2c Dominic Nesh USN
MM 3c Jacob Niedwrski USN
FC 2c William Omeara USN
TM 3c Louis Oss. USN
CTM Delmont Pace USN
EM 3c Robert Pheifer USN
EM 3c Parley Price USN
MOMM 2c Ivan Priefert USN
MOMM 2c Ralph Reynolds USN
EM 2c Gene Rice USN
Mach Charles Robellaz USN
EM 1c John Rogers USN
EM 3c John Ruscoe USN
QM 3c James Sanders USN


Prepared by: J.P.O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)