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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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

Namesort descending Service Branch
MOMM 1c Lyle Faustman USN
Std 3c Nearest Fergerson USN
CQM William Flaherty USN
GM 2c John Glazier USN
F 2c Robert Harvey USN
EM 2c Paul Harvey USN
TM 1c Jean Heidenrich USN
MOMM 1c Carl Heinz USN
MOMM 3c Davis Himes USN
Sea 2c Frank Hood USN
CGM Carl Hund USN
TM 3c Robert Hutchinson USN
MOMM 2c George Ingram USN
Sea 2c Robert Jacobs USN
CMOMM Nicholas Koster USN
MOMM 2c Walter Labarthe USN
TM 2c Billie Larimore USN
MOMM 2c Robert Lloyd USN
CCS Lawrence Manganello USN
RM 1c Stanley Matthews USN