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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)     3 (two formerly, all in separate events)
2 Alaska (SSBN-732)     1
3 Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617)     3 (all in separate events)
4 Alexandria (SSN-757)     1
5 Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)     1
6 Angler (SS-240)     1
7 Ashville (SSN-758)     1
8 Barb (SSN-596)     1
9

Barbel (SS-580)

    3
10 Bashaw (SS-241/AGSS-241)     2 (in separate events; another Bashaw man died during World War II)
11 Batfish (SSN-681)     1
12

Baton Rouge (SSN-689)

    2
13 Baya (SS-318)     1
14 Becuna (SS-319)     3
15 Besugo (SS-321)     1
16 Bluegill (SS-242)     1
17

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
18 Boise (SSN-764)     1
19

Bonefish (SS-582)

    4 (one man lost overboard, three in ship-board fire)
20

Boston (SSN-703)

    1
21

Bream (SS-243)

    1
22 Bremerton (SSN-698)     1
23 Buffalo (SSN-715)     2 (one unverified)
24 Bugara (SS-331)     1
25 Caiman (SS-323)     2 (in separate events)
26 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
27 Carp (SS-338)     1
28 Cavalla (SSK-244)     1
29 Charr (SS-328)     1
30 Chivo (SS-341)     3 (in two separate events)
31 Clamagore (SS-343)     2 (in separate events)
32

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

33 Conger (SS-477)     2 (in separate events)
34 Coporal (SS-346)     2 (in separate events)
35 Corsair (SS-435)     1
36 Croaker (SS-246)     2 (in separate events)
37 Cusk (SS-348)     1
38

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
39

Dace (SSN-607)

    1

40 Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)     1
41 Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)     1
42 Darter (SS-576)     1
43 Devilfish (SS-292)     1
44 Dogfish (SS-350)     1
45 Drum (SS-228)     1
46 Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)     1
47

Flasher (SSN-613)

    3 (civilian shipyard workers)
48

Florida (SSBN-728)

    2 (in separate events)
49 Florikan (ASR-9) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
50 Flounder (SS-251)     1
51

Flying Fish (SSN-673)

    1
52 Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)     2 (in separate events)
53 Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender)     5 (in four separate events)
54 Fulton (AS-11) (Sub Tender)     4 (in three separate events)
55 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     3 (in two separate events)
56 George Washington (SSBN-598)     2 (in separate events, one a civilian who died aboard in an industrial accident)
57

George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

    1
58 Georgia (SSBN-729)     1
59

Grayback (SS-574)

    7 (one man died in ship-board fire, one lost in a SEAL operation, five lost in diving chamber accident)
60 Grayling (SSN-646)     1
61

Greenling (SSN-614)

    2 (in separate events)
62 Groton (SSN-694)     1 (unverified)
63 Growler (SSG-577)     1
64 Guardfish (SSN-612)     3 (all in separate events)
65 Gudgeon (SS-567)     2 (in separate events)
66 Gurnard (SSN-662)     1
67 Haddo (SSN-604)     1
68 Hake (SS-256)     1
69 Halfbeak (SS-352)     2 (in separate events)
70 Hardhead (SS-365)     1
71 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
72 Helena (SSN-725)     1
73 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     1
74 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     2 (in separate events)
75 Holland (AS-32) (Sub Tender)     5 (all in separate events)
76 Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
77 Hunley (AS-31) (Sub Tender)     4 (all in separate events)
78 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
79 Jack (SSN-605)     2 (in separate events)
80 Jallao (SS-368)     1
81 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     2 (in separate events)
82 James Madison (SSBN-627)     1
83 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     1
84

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    1
85

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    2 (in separate events)

86 Kamehameha (SSBN-642)     1
87 L. Y. Spear (AS-36) (Sub Tender)     2
88 La Jolla (SSN-701)     1
89 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     2 (in separate events)
90 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     1
91 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     1
92 Maine (SSBN-741)     1
93 Medregal (AGSS-480)     1
94 Menhaden (SS-377)     2 (unverified)
95 Michigan (SSBN-727)     3 (in two separate events)
96 Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)     2
97 Missouri (SSN-780)     1
98 Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)     1
99 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     1
100 Nautilus (SSN-571)     5 (all in separate events)
101 Nebraska (SSBN-739)     3 (all in separate events)
102 Nereus (AS-17) (Sub Tender)     4 (in three separate events)
103 NR-1     1 (civilian scientist)
104 Odax (SS-484)     1
105 Oklahoma City (SSN-723) (formerly)     1
106 Olympia (SSN-717)     1
107 Pasadena (SSN-752)     1
108 Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)     1
109 Perch (SS-176) (formerly)     1 (post-war loss of WWII submariner)

110

Perch (SSP-313)     1 (British Commando lost in a raid in the Korean War)
111 Pickerel (SS-524)     1
112

Picuda (SS-382)

    2
113 Piper (SS-409)     1
114 Pittsburgh (SSN-720)     1
115 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
116 Pollack (SSN-603)     2 (in separate events)
117

Pomodon (SS-486)

    5

118 Proteus (AS-19) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
119 Redfin (SS-272/AGSS-272)     2 (in separate events)
120 Remora (SS-487)     1
121

Requin (SS-481)

    1
122 Rhode Island (SSBN-740)     1
123 Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)     1
124 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
125 Sablefish (SS-303)     2 (in separate events)
126 Sam Houston (SSBN-609)     3 (all in separate events, one pre-commissioning)
127 Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)     1
128

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    3 (all in separate events)
129 San Juan (SSN-751)     1
130 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
131 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
132

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
133 Sawfish (SS-276)     1
134

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
135 Sea Cat (SS-399)     2
136

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    2 (in separate events)
137 Sea Devil (SSN-664)     1
138 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
139

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    2 (in separate events)

140 Seahorse (SSN-669)     3 (in separate events, one unverified)
141 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
142 Seawolf (SSN-575)     2 (in separate events)
143 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
144 Shark (SSN-591)     1
145 Simon Lake (AS-33) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
146 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
147 Skate (SSN-578)     1
148

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    2 (in separate events)
149 Spadefish (SSN-668)     2 (in separate events)
150 Sperry (AS-12) (Sub Tender)     2 (in separate events)
151 Spikefish (SS-404)     1
152 Spinax (SS-489)     1
153 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
154 Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)     1
155

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (all in separate events)
156 Sunfish (SS-281)     1 (Reserve Training)
157 Sunfish (SSN-649)     1
158 Swordfish (SSN-579)     2 (in separate events)
159 Tang (SS-563)     2
160

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    3 (all in separate events, one man unverivied)
161 Tench (SS-417)     2
162

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    1
163 Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618)     2 (in separate events)
164 Thornback (SS-418)     1
165 Thresher (SSN-593) 130 (one man lost in a separate event)
166 Tilefish (SS-307)     2 (in separate events)
167 Tirante (SS-420)     1
168 Torsk (SS-423)     1
169 Trepang (SSN-674)     1
170 Trigger (SS-564)     1
171 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
172 Trout (SS-566)     1
173 Trumpetfish (SS-425)     1
174 Trutta (SS-421)     1
175 Tullibee (SSN-597)     1
176 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
177 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
178 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     2
179 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
180 Volador (SS-490)     1
181 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     3 (in two separate events)
182 Will Rogers (SSBN-659)     2 (in separate events)
183 Wyoming (SSBN-742)     2 (in separate events)
 

Other*

    2 (in separate events)

*Submariners who were lost but whose boats have not yet been verified.

 

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