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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
Seaman 2nd John Elder USN
Seaman 2nd class Henry Fender USN
Seaman William Ferry USN
Fireman 1st Charles Fisher USN
Seaman 2nd class Josepg Flaig USN
Seaman Ernest Fuller USN
Fireman 3rd Chester Galentine USN
Ensign Grant Gately USN
Fireman 2nd clas Oscar Gideon USN
Seaman 2nd class Eugene Gillispie USN
Machinist Mate 1 John Glynn USN
Fireman 2nd clas William Golle USN
Seaman 2nd Eugene Grafius USN
Yeoman 1st Gerald Graham USN
Fireman 3rd clas Charles Graves USN
Yeoman 2nd Henry Graves USN
Seaman 2nd class Harry Haberlein USN
Baker 1st class Alexander Haines USN
Seaman 2nd Harry Hanerlein USN
Electrician 2nd William Harman USN