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Scorpion

Wednesday, January 5, 1944
Lost at Sea

 Scorpion departed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 29, 1943 on her fourth war patrol.  The last contact with her was on Jan. 5, 1944 when she met the USS Herring.  Presumably she proceeded to her patrol area in the northern East China and Yellow Seas.  No information has been received from the Japanese which indicates that Scorpion's loss was the result of enemy antisubmarine actions.  However, there were several mine lines across the entrance to the Yellow Sea.  Scorpion was lost soon after these mines were laid, at a time when they offered the greatest threat.  She could have been an operational casualty but her operational area consists of water shallow enough so that it would be expected that some men would have survived.  Since no survivors are known, the most reasonable assumption is that she hit a mine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 76

Name Service Branchsort descending
MOMM 1c Edward English USN
CCS Lawrence Manganello USN
Y 3c Robert Rairden USN
TM 3c Mark Setvate USN
CQM William Flaherty USN
MOMM 1c Lyle Faustman USN
MOMM 2c Robert Lloyd USN
CEM Wilbert Randolph USN
F 1c James Shake USN
MOMM 1c Daniel Seaman USN
QM 2c James Fasnacht USN
Sea 1c Paul Miller USN
Sea 2c Albert Rowe USN
RM 3c Jack Townsend USN
TM 2c Thomas Roche USN
Std 3c Nearest Fergerson USN
RM 1c Stanley Matthews USN
Sea 1c Bill Saunders USN
TM 1c Raymond Udick USN
EM 2c James Alexander USN

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