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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Mess Attendant 3 Theodore Clark USN
Ship's Cook 2nd Wilfred Cloutier USN
Ship's Cook 1st Lynn Cochrane USN
Seaman 2nd class John Condon USN
Pharmacist's Mat Thomas Crane USN
Seaman 2nd class William Crawford USN
Seaman 2nd Ross Critser USN
Seaman Aloysius Crockwell USN
Fireman 3rd clas Walter Croft USN
Seaman Jasper Davis USN
Seaman 2nd Edward Davis USN
Seaman Jasper Davis USN
Fireman 1st clas Henry Departhy USN
Fireman 3rd clas Paul Dickerson USN
Seaman James Drout USN
Electrician 3rd George Duncan USN
Seaman Harlie Dunham USN
Coxswain Andrew Dunning USN
Fireman 3rd clas Ernest Dupont USN
Seaman 2nd class John Eanucci USN