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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Saturday, September 19, 1942
Torpedo Attack by Submarine U516
After leaving Takoradi on September 1st, the Wichita was never heard from again. The commander of the attacking submarine later reported that the ship went down in less than a minute after being hit.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 50

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Ens William Bailey USN
Cox Lewis Barron USN
Sea 2c Alonzo Daugherty USN
Sea 2c Duane Glancy USN
Sea 2c Gail Hannold USN
Sea 1c Herman Hodke USN
Sea 2c Ora Larison USN
Sea 2c Robert Hudson USN
Sea 2c Robert Hulburt USN
Sea 2c Roy Prater USN
Master Herman Chessman USMM
Bosun Frank Martinez USMM
3rd Engineer Ceslaus Maciorowski USMM
2nd Mate Revel Corrigan USMM
Chief Steward Thomas Mccawley USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Austin Dougherty USMM
Messman Thomas Decesare USMM
A.B. William Mclarin USMM
A.B. Sikke Deyong USMM
1st Engineer James Mcnally USMM