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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
Fireman 3rd clas John Heater USN
Fireman 3rd John Heater USN
Gunner's Mate 1s Thomas Herbert USN
Fireman 3rd Orlando Hickman USN
Seaman 2nd Roy Hieber USN
Electrician 2nd Willard Holmes USN
Seaman 2nd Robert Hood USN
Quartermaster 1s Charles Hudson USN
Yeoman 3rd` Frank Huson USN
Mess Attendant Hubert Johnson USN
Seaman 2nd Isaac Jones USN
Fireman 2nd Pius Karlewitz USN
Seaman 2nd Merton Kay USN
Water Tender David Kelly USN
Seaman William Kranz USN
Seaman William George Kranz USN
Mess Attendant 3 Ralph Lacarbonara USN
Seaman 2nd Ralph Lacaronara USN
Quartermaster 1s Harry Landall USN
Chief Commissary Ira Lentz USN