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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, September 30, 1918
Torpedoed by Submarine U-152
The Transport Ticonderoga was a captured, German built, merchant ship that was put into service to carry animals, troops, and supplies to Europe in World War I. On September 22nd, 1918, during her third crossing to Europe, Ticonderoga developed engine troubles and fell behind her convoy. A German submarine, U-152, soon found her and prepared to attack. Ticonderoga reacted quickly and attempted to ram the surfaced submarine. Nearly missing the sub, a two hour running gun battle resulted that eventually knocked out both of TICONDEROGA's deck guns, killed or wounded almost all of the crew and passengers and left the ship taking on water. The commanding officer, nearly faint from the loss of blood and his ship's decks nearly awash, ordered the ship abandoned. She subsequently sank.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 117

Namesort descending Service Branch
Gunner John Ahern USN
Fireman 1st clas Rudolph Alicke USN
Chief Machinist Rudolf Alicke USN
Gunner's Mate 2n Victor Anderson USN
Mess Attendant 3 George Banks USN
Lieutenant William Bennett USN
Fireman 3rd clas Asa Blankinship USN
Seaman William Bobekowsky USN
Seaman 2nd class Louis Francis Boex USN
Ensign John Boland USN
Seaman 2nd class Edwin Brady USN
Mess Attendant 3 Jessie Breedlove USN
Fireman 3rd clas John Brown USN
Fireman 2nd clas Max Buder USN
Engireman 2nd cl Elmer Calhoun USN
Seaman James Campbell USN
Seaman 2nd class Evans Cantrell USN
Seaman 2nd class James Carolan USN
Seaman 2nd class Seth Cassel USN
Boatswain's Mate Paul Chaput USN


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