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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
TM 3c Stanley Festin USN
FC 1c Norbert Brandt USN
CTM James Richardson USN
StM 1c Cavin Millner USN
Ens Morris Keltner USN
MOMM 2c Wilson Finney USN
CTM Robert Brockman USN
GM 3c Ladd Rowan USN
EM 3c Franklin Million USN
QM 2c Ralph Kerr USN
RM 3c Gordon Frogner USN
CCS Eugene Brownlow USN
MOMM 2c Jacob Ruder USN
TM 2c George Mollohan USN
CY Hubert Gurney USN
MM 1c Chester Frost USN
EM 3c Kenneth Callan USN
RM 2c Kenneth Nearman USN
MOMM 2c Lawrence Mauer USN
Sea 1c Richard Gwynn USN