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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, November 16, 1944
Attack south of Tokyo Bay
Scamp departed Midway October 20%252c 1944 to begin her eighth patrol in the vicinity of the Bonin Islands. On November 14 she was ordered to take up a life guard station off Tokyo Bay%252c but did not acknowledge the message%252c %2528nor was she required to do so%2529. She was not heard from again. ... Japanese records indicate a combined ASW aircraft and surface ship attack on 11 November along her projected track to her new station. The attack resulted in a large pool of oil on the surface. Two further attacks on 16 November%252c along a possible track if Scamp had been damaged earlier and was leaving her station%252c resulted in heavy underwater explosions. Since no other submarines reported ASW attacks on those dates and in those areas%252c it is probable that they accounted for Scamp%2527s loss.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 82

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Lt Thomas Wilkinson USN
CMOMM Maynard Wickham USN
EM 1c Edward Waytaszik USN
MOMM 2c Allen Ward USN
GM 3c William Vrancich USN
MOMM 3c Edwin Tinsley USN
CMOMM Paul Thompson USN
R Torp 2c Charles Swick USN
LCdr Tom Sutherland USN
TM 1c John Steinmann USN
F 1c Earl Steinbrink USN
Sea 1c Jesse Sprouse USN
MOMM 3c Earl Smith USN
TM 2c Joseph Simpson USN
LCdr Walter Shaffer USN
TM 3c John Savage USN
Sea 1c Frank Rodriguez USN
TM 3c Eugene Riddle USN
F 1c Robert Rasmussen USN
CPhM Clifford Priller USN


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