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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Yeoman 3rd` Frank Huson USN
Seaman 2nd class Edwin Brady USN
Ensign Grant Gately USN
Fireman 2nd clas William Golle USN
Boatswain's Mate Joseph Martel USN
Seaman 1st class William Shinnera USN
Seaman William Bobekowsky USN
Electrician 2nd Willard Holmes USN
Fireman 3rd clas John Brown USN
Ensign Richard Wells USN
Seaman 2nd class Eugene Gillispie USN
Seaman Eugene Mootz USN
Engineman 2nd cl William Sweeney USN
Ensign Albert Stafford USN
Seaman 2nd Robert Hood USN
Seaman 2nd class Evans Cantrell USN
Chief Machinist Rudolf Alicke USN
Machinist Mate 1 John Glynn USN
Engineman 2nd cl Francis O'grady USN
Fireman 1st clas Robert Sorbert USN