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USS Bonefish (SS-582)

USS Bonefish (SS-582)

The following American submarines, submarine tenders, and submarine rescue ships sustained the loss of at least one man after the end World War II.  In addition, one submarine on this list (USS Stickleback) did not suffer the loss of any man, but is included because of the loss of the vessel itself.  Vessels listed in bold type were lost.

Please view the "Additional Losses - Post-WWII" page for listings of men were lost while serving on vessels that were not sunk. 

 
  Name & Hull Number of Submarine Total Number of Men Lost
1 Alabama (SSBN-731)     1
2 Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617)     1
3 Barb (SSN-596)     1
4

Barbel (SS-580)

    3
5 Bashaw (SS-241)     1 (another Bashaw man died during World War II)
6

Baton Rouge (SSN-689)

    2
7 Becuna (SS-319)     3
8

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
9 Boise (SSN-764)     1
10

Bonefish (SS-582)

    4 (one man lost overboard, three in ship-board fire)
11

Boston (SSN-703)

    1
12

Bream (SS-243)

    1
13 Bremerton (SSN-698)     1
14 Buffalo (SSN-715)     1
15 Bugara (SS-331)     1
16 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
17 Carp (SS-338)     1
18 Cavalla (SSK-244)     1
19 Charr (SS-328)     1
20

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

21 Coporal (SS-346)     1
22 Corsair (SS-435)     1
23

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
24

Dace (SSN-607)

    1

25

Flasher (SSN-613)

    3 (civilian shipyard workers)
26

Florida (SSBN-728)

    1
27 Florikan (ASR-9) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
28 Flounder (SS-251)     1
29

Flying Fish (SSN-673)

    1
30 Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)     1
31 Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender)     3 (in two separate events)
32 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     3 (in two separate events)
33 George Washington (SSBN-598)     1
34

George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

    1
35 Georgia (SSBN-729)     1
36

Grayback (SS-574)

    7 (one man died in ship-board fire, one lost in a SEAL operation, five lost in diving chamber accident)
37

Greenling (SSN-614)

    1 (unverified)
38 Groton (SSN-694)     1 (unverified)
39 Growler (SSG-577)     1
40 Guardfish (SSN-612)     3 (all in separate events)
41 Gudgeon (SS-567)     2 (in separate events)
42 Gurnard (SSN-662)     1
43 Hake (SS-256)     1
44 Halfbeak (SS-352)     1
45 Hardhead (SS-365)     1
46 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
47 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     1
48 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     1
49 Holland (AS-32) (Sub Tender)     1
50 Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) (Sub Tender)     2 (in separate events)
51 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
52 Jack (SSN-605)     1
53 Jallao (SS-368)     1
54 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     1
55 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     1
56

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    1
57

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    2 (in separate events, one unverified)

58 L. Y. Spear (AS-36) (Sub Tender)     2
59 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     1
60 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     1
61 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     1
62 Medregal (AGSS-480)     1
63 Menhaden (SS-377)     2 (unverified)
64 Michigan (SSBN-727)     3 (in two separate events)
65 Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)     2
66 Missouri (SSN-780)     1
67 Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)     1
68 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     1
69 Nautilus (SSN-571)     5 (all in separate events, one unverified)
70 Nebraska (SSBN-739)     3 (all in separate events)
71 NR-1     1 (civilian scientist)
72 Oklahoma City (SSN-723) (formerly)     1
73 Pasadena (SSN-752)     1
74 Perch (SS-176) (formerly)     1

75

Perch (SSP-313)     1 (British Commando lost in a raid in the Korean War)
76

Picuda (SS-382)

    2
77 Piper (SS-409)     1
78 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
79

Pomodon (SS-486)

    5

80 Redfin (SS-272)     1
81

Requin (SS-481)

    1
82 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
83 Sablefish (SS-303)     1
84 Sam Houston (SSBN-609) (precommissioning)     1
85

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    3 (all in separate events)
86 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
87 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
88

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
89

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
90

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    1
91 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
92

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    1

93 Seahorse (SSN-669)     2 (in separate events, one unverified)
94 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
95 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
96 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
97 Skate (SSN-578)     1
98

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    1
99 Spikefish (SS-404)     1
100 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
101

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (in separate events)
102 Swordfish (SSN-579)     1
103 Tang (SS-563)     2
104

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    2 (in separate events, one additional man unverivied)
105 Tench (SS-417)     2
106

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    1
107 Thornback (SS-418)     1
108 Thresher (SSN-593) 129
109 Tilefish (SS-307)     1
110 Torsk (SS-423)     1
111 Trigger (SS-564)     1
112 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
113 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
114 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
115 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     2
116 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
117 Volador (SS-490)     1
118 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     1 (unverified)
 

Other*

    1

*Submariner who was lost but whose boat has not yet been verified.

 

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