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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
2nd Mate Revel Corrigan USMM
Master Herman Chessman USMM
Oiler Doward Chapman USMM
A.B. Otto Brenneiser USMM
Deck Cadet Robert Bole USMM
Oiler Arthur Boissel USMM
Cox Lewis Barron USN
Ens William Bailey USN
O.S. Timothy Backas USMM
Chief Engineer Charles Arnold USMM