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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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

Namesort descending Service Branch
CEM Donald Harrison USN
MOMM 1c James Hoy USN
CEM Robert Hughes USN
Sea 1c Paul Hughes USN
TM 2c Albert Johnson USN
MOMM 2c Robert Kaiser USN
Ens Morris Keltner USN
QM 2c Ralph Kerr USN
BM 2c Elbert King USN
MOMM 1c Gilmore Knutson USN
EM 3c Roland Kunstman USN
StM 2c Albert Lewis USN
MOMM 1c Joseph Magner USN
MOMM 2c Peter Massett USN
MOMM 2c Lawrence Mauer USN
SC 3c William Mcduffie USN
EM 3c Franklin Million USN
StM 1c Cavin Millner USN
TM 2c George Mollohan USN
TM 3c Thomas Murphy USN


Prepared by J.P.O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)