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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
CRM Felice Decesare USN
MOMM 1c Edwin Cunningham USN
Y 3c John Crowley USN
Ens Elmer Crain USN
EM 2c Frank Corey USN
EM 1c Louis Copt USN
GM 2c John Coakley USN
EM 1c Joseph Clarke USN
LCdr Albert Clark USN
Lt(jg) Russell Carrico USN
EM 3c Kenneth Callan USN
CCS Eugene Brownlow USN
CTM Robert Brockman USN
FC 1c Norbert Brandt USN
Sea 1c Robert Bond USN
CPhM John Boland USN
RM 3c Thomas Bennett USN
Lt(jg) Clarence Beckley USN
GM 3c James Barker USN
Bkr 3c Albert Adams USN