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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 descending Service Branch
FC 3c Neuman Houchen USN
EM 3c John Howell USN
EM 2c Wreath Ivey USN
RT 1c Frank Janish USN
CQM Arnold Johnson USN
MOMM 3c Edward Jones USN
Sea 1c Charlie Jones USN
MOMM 1c Sol Kushner USN
EM 3c Charles Landes USN
TM 1c Charles Langdon USN
RM 3c Clifford Lynn USN
RM 3c David Mark USN
F 1c Jack Markham USN
Sea 1c Robert Mcclunny USN
MOMM 3c Eugene Mckee USN
RT 3c Eldridge Mckinney USN
SM 1c William Mclaughlin USN
CEM John Mcneill USN
CTM Harry Mills USN
Lt(jg) Eugene Moore USN


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