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In addition to presenting information on the submariners themselves, we maintain family contact information for the relatives of the men we seek to honor.  This information is kept private and confidential, and is used only in the event that developments concerning the lost vessels occur. 

Since 2005, six lost U.S. Navy World War II submarines have been found, and our database has been instrumental in informing the families of the final resting place of their loved ones. Please contact us if you would like to be included in our lost submariner family network. 

If you would like to submit a photo of a man who was lost on duty while serving in the U.S. Submarine Force, or have some information that you would like to contribute, please click on this link:  How to Submit Photos and Information


Volunteers Needed

If you have a particular interest in any one of these vessels, and would like to participate in this project by assisting us with genealogical data and/or by searching for the relatives of the men we seek to honor, please contact us.


Please note that under the "Lost" column, all known losses are included, not just those that occurred at the time of the loss of the vessel.

  Submarine Lost Network Boat Found Ceremony
1

ALBACORE (SS-218)

85 Yes   Beaverton, 2008
2

AMBERJACK (SS-219)

73 Yes    
3

ARGONAUT (SS-166)

102 Yes    
4

BARBEL (SS-316)

81 Yes    
5

BASS (SS-164)

26

Yes Vessel not lost  
6

BONEFISH (SS-223)

85 Yes    
7

BULLHEAD (SS-332)

84 Yes    
8

CAPELIN (SS-289)

78 Yes    
9

CISCO (SS-290)

76

Yes    
10 COCHINO (SS-345) 1 Yes    
11

CORVINA (SS-226)

82 Yes    
12

DARTER (SS-227)

1 Yes Ran aground  
13

DORADO (SS-248)

77

Yes    
14

ESCOLAR (SS-294)

82 Yes    
15 F-1 (SS-20) (ex-Carp) 21 Yes Yes - 1997  
16 F-4 (SS-23) (ex-Skate) 21 Yes Yes - 1915  
17

FLIER (SS-250)

79 Yes Yes - 2009 Muskegon, 2010
18 G-2 (SS-27) (ex-Tuna) 3 Yes    
19

GOLET (SS-361)

82 Yes    
20

GRAMPUS (SS-207)

71 Yes    
21

GRAYBACK (SS-208)

81

Yes    
22

GRAYLING (SS-209)

76 Yes    
23

GRENADIER (SS-210)

4 Yes    
24

GROWLER (SS-215)

90 Yes    
25

GRUNION (SS-216 )

70 Yes Yes - 2006 Cleveland, 2008
26

GUDGEON (SS-211)

81 Yes    
27 H-1 (SS-28) (ex-Seawolf) 4 Yes Yes -1995 (unverified)  
28

HARDER (SS-257)

79 Yes    
29

HERRING (SS-233)

84

Yes    
30

KETE (SS-369)

87

Yes    
31

LAGARTO (SS-371)

88

Yes Yes - 2005 Manitowoc, 2006
32 O-5 (SS-66) 6 Yes Yes - 1923  
33 O-9 (SS-70) 34 Yes Yes - 1997  
34

PERCH (SS-176)

6

Yes Yes - 2006  
35

PICKEREL (SS-177)

74

Yes    
36

POMPANO (SS-181)

78

Yes    
37

R-12 (SS-89)

42

Yes Yes - 2010 Key West, 2013
38

ROBALO (SS-273)

81 Yes    
39

RUNNER (SS-275)

78

Yes    
40 S-4 (SS-109) 40 Yes Yes - 1928; Salvaged and recommissioned  
41 S-5 (SS-110) 0 (No Losses) Yes - 1921  
42

S-26 (SS-131)

46

Yes Yes*  
43

S-27 (SS-132)

1 Yes Ran aground  
44

S-28 (SS-133)

49 Yes    
45 S-36 (SS-141) 0 (No Losses) Ran aground  
46 S-39 (SS-144) 0 (No Losses) Ran aground  
47 S-44 (SS-155) 56 Yes    
48 S-51 (SS-162) 33 Yes Yes - 1926  
49 SCAMP (SS-277) 83 Yes    
50 SCORPION (SS-278) 78 Yes    
51 SCORPION (SSN-589) 99 Yes Yes - 1968  
52 SCULPIN (SS-191) 63 Yes    
53 SEALION (SS-195) 5 Yes Yes - 1941; Salvaged, later scuttled  
54 SEAWOLF (SS-197) 100 Yes    
55 SHARK (SS-174) 59 Yes   Muskogee, 2010
56 SHARK (SS-314) 87 Yes    
57 SNOOK (SS-279) 84 Yes    
58 SQUALUS (SS-192) (later SAILFISH) 26 Yes Yes - 1939; Salvaged and recommissioned  
59 STICKLEBACK (SS-415) 0 (No Losses)    
60 SWORDFISH (SS-193) 89 Yes    
61 TANG (SS-306) 78 Yes    
62 THRESHER (SSN-593) 129 Yes Yes - 1964  
63 TRIGGER (SS-237) 89 Yes    
64 TRITON (SS-201) 74 Yes    
65 TROUT (SS-202) 81 Yes    
66 TULLIBEE (SS-284) 80 Yes    
67 WAHOO (SS-238) 80 Yes Yes - 2006 Honolulu, 2007
      63 Established Networks, 4 boats with no losses 19 found, 5 ran aground, 1 vessel not lost  

Please note that USS Bass (SS-164) is included on this list because of the large number of men lost, even though the vessel herself was not lost.  Although decommissioned at the time of her loss, USS G-2 (SS-27) is included here because of the loss of life.

*Divers descended to the wreck of USS S-26 soon after she sank.  We have no reports of further dives on the vessel.

 

 

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