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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Tuesday, February 29, 1944
Lost in the East China Sea
Trout departed Midway Island after fueling on February 16, with plans to finish her patrol and return to Midway on April 7. Nothing further was known of her or her crew of 81. ... Post-war analysis of Japanese records revealed that Sakito Maru was sunk and another ship damaged on February 29 1944 in Trout’s operating area. Since there was no other submarine in the area, it is assumed that Trout was engaged on that date but, if so, she made no report of the action. It is highly probable that she was lost after making the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 81

Name Service Branchsort descending
Lt(jg) Russell Carrico USN
TM 3c Thomas Murphy USN
SC 3c William Mcduffie USN
SM 1c Alvin Gonyer USN
TM 3c Ora Eye USN
LCdr Albert Clark USN
Lt Lewis Myers USN
StM 2c Albert Lewis USN
MOMM 2c Robert Gionet USN
StM 2c John Ewell USN
EM 1c Joseph Clarke USN
Ens Ralph Perry USN
MOMM 2c Peter Massett USN
Lt William Gaylord USN
RM 1c Jack Ehlerding USN
GM 2c John Coakley USN
CMOMM William Stanford USN
MOMM 1c Joseph Magner USN
TM 2c Robert Garrison USN
Lt Harry Woodworth USN