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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, December 3, 1943
Torpedo Attack
SS Touchet was torpedoed by U-193 in the Gulf of Mexico while en route to New York from Houston, TX. The ship was ordered abandoned within 15 minutes . Another torpedo struck 15 minutes after that sealing the ship's fate. Several of the Naval Armed Guard stayed by their gun until hope of survival had past, they were captured by the undertow of the sinking ship. ... Survivors were picked-up by SS Lilie Mor, USS Falgout (DE-324) and USS Raven (AM-55).

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 10

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Robert Evans USN
Sea 1c Harold Farni USN
Sea 1c Leo Felgenauer USN
Sea 1c James Fisher USN
Sea 1c Joseph Fowler USN
Sea 1c Carmelo Giallanza USN
Sea 1c William Gilson USN
Sea 1c Ronell Goins USN
Sea 1c Carl Gridelli USN
Sea 1c Manuel Gutierrez USN
Various Sources