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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
Lt Lewis Myers USN
RM 2c Kenneth Nearman USN
Ens Ralph Perry USN
CTM James Richardson USN
GM 3c Ladd Rowan USN
MOMM 2c Jacob Ruder USN
MOMM 1c Kenneth Scott USN
TM 3c Samuel Sebring USN
CMOMM Arthur Smith USN
CMOMM William Stanford USN
F 2c Lawrence Swentzel USN
EM 3c Harold Taylor USN
MOMM 1c Arthur Teisen USN
TM 3c Everett Thoits USN
Sea 1c Albert Thurman USN
RT 3c Harold Tierney USN
EM 3c John Tracy USN
SM 3c Ernest Walker USN
SM 2c John Wilkowski USN
QM 1c William Winter USN


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