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Shark

Tuesday, October 24, 1944
Lost at Sea
Shark was lost during her third war patrol, probably in the vicinity of Luzon Strait, while participating in a coordinated attack group with submarines Seadragon (SS-194) and Blackfish (SS-221). On 24 October, Seadragon received a message from Shark stating that she had made radar contact with a single freighter, and that she was going to attack. This was the last message received from the submarine, and all subsequent attempts to contact Shark failed. She was reported as presumed lost on 27 November. According to Japanese records examined after the war, on 24 October 1944, in Luzon Strait, destroyer Harukaze made contact with a submerged submarine and dropped depth charges. After losing and regaining the contact, the destroyer dropped another 17 depth charges which resulted in “bubbles, heavy oil, clothes and cork” coming to the surface.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 86

Namesort ascending Service Branch
MOMM 3c John Zidziunas USN
SC 3c Martin Williams USN
TM 3c Richard Wells USN
BM 1c Richard Wansky USN
TM 2c William Wall USN
Lt William Turner USN
EM 1c Forrest Tiller USN
TM 3c Kenneth Tien USN
TM 3c Harvey Thommen USN
EM 3c William Simko USN
Ens Henry Shefchek USN
SC 2c Bernon Shaw USN
Y 1c Donald Shaffer USN
QM 2c Jessie Selig USN
EM 3c Anthony Scutiero USN
CMOMM Lloyd Schuermann USN
EM 3c Herber Satterfield USNR
EM 1c Arlin Ridgeway USN
FC 2c Rudolph Reinthaler USN
CSM Francis Reilly USN

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