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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)     2 (both formerly, in separate events)
2 Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617)     2 (in separate events)
3 Alexandria (SSN-757)     1
4 Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)     1
5 Angler (SS-240)     1
  Barb (SSN-596)     1
7

Barbel (SS-580)

    3
8 Bashaw (SS-241/AGSS-241)     2 (in separate events; another Bashaw man died during World War II)
9

Baton Rouge (SSN-689)

    2
10 Becuna (SS-319)     3
11 Besugo (SS-321)     1
12

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
13 Boise (SSN-764)     1
14

Bonefish (SS-582)

    4 (one man lost overboard, three in ship-board fire)
15

Boston (SSN-703)

    1
16

Bream (SS-243)

    1
17 Bremerton (SSN-698)     1
18 Buffalo (SSN-715)     2 (one unverified)
19 Bugara (SS-331)     1
20 Caiman (SS-323)     1
21 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
22 Carp (SS-338)     1
23 Cavalla (SSK-244)     1
24 Charr (SS-328)     1
25 Clamagore (SS-343)     1
26

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

27 Coporal (SS-346)     1
28 Corsair (SS-435)     1
29 Croaker (SS-246)     1
30 Cusk (SS-348)     1
31

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
32

Dace (SSN-607)

    1

33 Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)     1
34 Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)     1
35 Dogfish (SS-350)     1
36 Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)     1
37

Flasher (SSN-613)

    3 (civilian shipyard workers)
38

Florida (SSBN-728)

    2 (in separate events)
39 Florikan (ASR-9) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
40 Flounder (SS-251)     1
41

Flying Fish (SSN-673)

    1
42 Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)     1
43 Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender)     3 (in two separate events)
44 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     3 (in two separate events)
45 George Washington (SSBN-598)     2 (in separate events, one a civilian who died aboard in an industrial accident)
46

George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

    1
47 Georgia (SSBN-729)     1
48

Grayback (SS-574)

    7 (one man died in ship-board fire, one lost in a SEAL operation, five lost in diving chamber accident)
49

Greenling (SSN-614)

    1
50 Groton (SSN-694)     1 (unverified)
51 Growler (SSG-577)     1
52 Guardfish (SSN-612)     3 (all in separate events)
53 Gudgeon (SS-567)     2 (in separate events)
54 Gurnard (SSN-662)     1
55 Hake (SS-256)     1
56 Halfbeak (SS-352)     2 (in separate events)
57 Hardhead (SS-365)     1
58 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
59 Helena (SSN-725)     1
60 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     1
61 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     1
62 Holland (AS-32) (Sub Tender)     1
63 Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) (Sub Tender)     2 (in separate events)
64 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
65 Jack (SSN-605)     2 (in separate events)
66 Jallao (SS-368)     1
67 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     2 (in separate events)
68 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     1
69

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    1
70

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    2 (in separate events)

71 Kamehameha (SSBN-642)     1
72 L. Y. Spear (AS-36) (Sub Tender)     2
73 La Jolla (SSN-701)     1
74 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     1
75 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     1
76 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     1
77 Maine (SSBN-741)     1
78 Medregal (AGSS-480)     1
79 Menhaden (SS-377)     2 (unverified)
80 Michigan (SSBN-727)     3 (in two separate events)
81 Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)     2
82 Missouri (SSN-780)     1
83 Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)     1
84 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     1
85 Nautilus (SSN-571)     5 (all in separate events)
86 Nebraska (SSBN-739)     3 (all in separate events)
87 NR-1     1 (civilian scientist)
88 Oklahoma City (SSN-723) (formerly)     1
89 Pasadena (SSN-752)     1
90 Perch (SS-176) (formerly)     1 (post-war loss of WWII submariner)

91

Perch (SSP-313)     1 (British Commando lost in a raid in the Korean War)
92 Pickerel (SS-524)     1
93

Picuda (SS-382)

    2
94 Piper (SS-409)     1
95 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
96 Pollack (SSN-603)     1
97

Pomodon (SS-486)

    5

98 Proteus (AS-19)     1
99 Redfin (SS-272)     1
100

Requin (SS-481)

    1
101 Rhode Island (SSBN-740)     1
102 Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)     1
103 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
104 Sablefish (SS-303)     2 (in separate events)
105 Sam Houston (SSBN-609)     2 (in separate events, one pre-commissioning)
106 Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)     1
107

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    3 (all in separate events)
108 San Juan (SSN-751)     1
109 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
110 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
111

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
112 Sawfish (SS-276)     1
113

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
114

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    1
115 Sea Devil (SSN-664)     1
116 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
117

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    2 (in separate events)

118 Seahorse (SSN-669)     2 (in separate events, one unverified)
119 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
120 Seawolf (SSN-575)     1
121 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
122 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
123 Skate (SSN-578)     1
124

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    1
125 Spadefish (SSN-668)     1
126 Spikefish (SS-404)     1
127 Spinax (SS-489)     1
128 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
129

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (all in separate events)
130 Sunfish (SS-281)     1 (Reserve Training)
131 Sunfish (SSN-649)     1
132 Swordfish (SSN-579)     2 (in separate events)
133 Tang (SS-563)     2
134

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    3 (all in separate events, one man unverivied)
135 Tench (SS-417)     2
136

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    1
137 Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618)     1
138 Thornback (SS-418)     1
139 Thresher (SSN-593) 130 (one man lost in a separate event)
140 Tilefish (SS-307)     2 (in separate events)
141 Tirante (SS-420)     1
142 Torsk (SS-423)     1
143 Trepang (SSN-674)     1
144 Trigger (SS-564)     1
145 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
146 Tullibee (SSN-597)     1
147 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
148 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
149 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     2
150 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
151 Volador (SS-490)     1
152 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     3 (in two separate events)
153 Will Rogers (SSBN-659)     1
154 Wyoming (SSBN-742)     1
 

Other*

    2 (in separate events)

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

 

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