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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 note that we have recently updated this page to include hundreds of active-duty submariners that died in accidents, of illness, of suicide, or in other incidents. We are in the process of completing the memorial pages for each of these men - the information below is presently incomplete.

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)     5 (two formerly, all in separate events)
2 Alaska (SSBN-732)     2 (in separate events)
3 Albany (SSN-753)     2 (in separate events)
4 Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617)     5 (in four separate events)
5 Alexandria (SSN-757)     1
6 Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)     3 (all in separate events)
7 Angler (SSK-240)     3 (in two separate events)
8 Annapolis (SSN-760)     1
9 Archerfish (AGSS-311)     1
10 Arctic Submarine Laboratory     1
11 Argonaut (SS-476)     2 (in separate events)
12 Ashville (SSN-758)     1
13 Atule (SS-403)     2 (in separate events)
14 Barb (SSN-596)     1
15

Barbel (SS-580)

    3
16 Bashaw (SS-241/AGSS-241)     2 (in separate events; another Bashaw man died during World War II)
17 Batfish (SSN-681)     1
18

Baton Rouge (SSN-689)

    2
19 Baya (SS-318)     2 (in separate events)
20 Becuna (SS-319)     4 (in two separate events)
21 Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640)     1
22 Besugo (SS-321)     1
23 Bluegill (SS-242)     1
24

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
25 Boise (SSN-764)     1
26

Bonefish (SS-582)

    5 (one man lost overboard, one died in an automobile accident, and three died in ship-board fire)
27

Boston (SSN-703)

    1
28

Bream (SS-243)

    1
29 Bremerton (SSN-698)     1
30 Buffalo (SSN-715)     2 (one unverified)
31 Bugara (SS-331)     1
32 Bushnell (AS-15) (Sub Tender)     1
33 Caiman (SS-323)     2 (in separate events)
34 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
35 Carp (SS-338)     2 (in separate events)
36 Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)     1
37 Cavalla (SSK-244)     2 (in separate events)
38 Chanticler (ASR-7) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     2 (in separate events)
39 Charlotte (SSN-766)     1
40 Charr (SS-328)     1
41 Cheyenne (SSN-773)     1
42 Chicago (SSN-721)     2 (in separate events)
43 Chivo (SS-341)     3 (in two separate events)
44 Chopper (SS-342)     3 (all in separate events)
45 City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705)     2 (in separate events)
46 Clamagore (SS-343)     2 (in separate events)
47 Cobbler (SS-344)     1
48 Cobia (SS-245)     1 (another Cobia man died during World War II)
49

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

50 Cod (SS-224)     1 (another Cod man died during World War II)
51 Columbus (SSN-762)     1
52 Conger (SS-477)     2 (in separate events)
53 Coporal (SS-346)     2 (in separate events)
54 Corsair (SS-435)     1
55 Croaker (SS/SSK-246)     3 (all in separate events; two other Croaker men died during World War II)
56 Cusk (SS-348)     1
57

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
58

Dace (SSN-607)

    2 (in separate events)

59 Dallas (SSN-700)     1
60 Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)     1
61 Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)     2 (in separate events)
62 Darter (SS-576)     1
63 Dentuda (SS-335)     1
64 Devilfish (SS-292)     1
65 Dogfish (SS-350)     1
66 Drum (SS-228)     1
67 Emory S. Land (AS-39) (Sub Tender)     6 (all in separate events)
68 Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)     1
69

Flasher (SSN-613)

    3 (civilian shipyard workers)
70

Florida (SSBN-728)

    4 (in separate events)
71 Florikan (ASR-9) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
72 Flounder (SS-251)     1
73

Flying Fish (SSN-673)

    1
74 Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)     2 (in separate events)
75 Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender)    11 (in ten separate events)
76 Fulton (AS-11) (Sub Tender)     9 (in eight separate events)
77 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     4 (in three separate events)
78 George Washington (SSBN-598)     2 (in separate events, one a civilian who died aboard in an industrial accident)
79

George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

    2 (in separate events)
80 Georgia (SSBN-729)     2 (in separate events)
81

Grayback (SS-574)

    7 (one man died in a ship-board fire, one lost in a SEAL operation, five lost in a diving chamber accident)
82 Grayling (SSN-646)     1
83 Grenadier (SS-525)     1
84

Greenling (SSN-614)

    2 (in separate events)
85 Groton (SSN-694)     1 (unverified)
86 Growler (SSG-577)     1
87 Guardfish (SSN-612)     3 (all in separate events)
88 Gudgeon (SS-567)     2 (in separate events)
89 Gurnard (SSN-662)     1
90 Haddo (SSN-604)     2 (in separate events)
91 Hake (SS-256)     1
92 Halfbeak (SS-352)     2 (in separate events)
93 Halibut (SSGN-587)     1
94 Hampton (SSN-767)     2 (in separate events)
95 Harder (SS-568)     1
96 Hardhead (SS-365)     2 (in separate events)
97 Hartford (SSN-768)     1
98 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
99 Hawkbill (SSN-666)     1
100 Helena (SSN-725)     1
101 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     2 (in separate events)
102 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     4 (all in separate events)
103 Holland (AS-32) (Sub Tender)     5 (all in separate events)
104 Honolulu (SSN-718)     1
105 Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) (Sub Tender)     8 (all in separate events)
106 Hunley (AS-31) (Sub Tender)     5 (all in separate events)
107 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
108 Irex (SS-482)     1
109 Jack (SSN-605)     4 (all in separate events)
110 Jallao (SS-368)     1
111 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     3 (all in separate events)
112 James Madison (SSBN-627)     1
113 James Monroe (SSBN-622)     3 (all in separate events)
114 Jefferson City (SSN-759)     1
115 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     2 (in separate events)
116

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    2 (in separate events)
117

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    3 (all in separate events)

118 John Marshall (SSBN-611)     1
119 Kamehameha (SSBN-642)     1
120 Kentucky (SSBN-737)     1
121 L. Y. Spear (AS-36) (Sub Tender)     2
122 La Jolla (SSN-701)     3 (all in separate events)
123 Lafayette (SSBN-616)     3 (all in separate events)
124 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     5 (in four separate events)
125 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     2 (in separate events)
126 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     3 (all in separate events)
127 Maine (SSBN-741)     2 (in separate events)
128 Maryland (SSBN-738)     4 (all in separate events)
129 McKee (AS-41) (Sub Tender)     1
130 Medregal (AGSS-480)     3 (all in separate events)
131 Menhaden (SS-377)     2 (unverified)
132 Michigan (SSBN-727)     3 (in two separate events)
133 Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)     2
134 Mississippi (SSN-782)     1
135 Missouri (SSN-780)     1
136 Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)     3 (all in separate events)
137 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     3 (including one civilian shipwright, all in separate events)
138 Nautilus (SSN-571)     5 (all in separate events)
139 Nebraska (SSBN-739)     6 (all in separate events)
140 Nereus (AS-17) (Sub Tender)     4 (in three separate events)
141 Nevada (SSBN-733)     2 (in separate events)
142 Newport News (SSN-750)     4 (in separate events)
143 Norfolk (SSN-714)     1
144 NR-1     1 (civilian scientist)
145 Odax (SS-484)     1
146 Ohio (SSGN-726)     2 (in separate events)
147 Oklahoma City (SSN-723) (formerly)     2 (in separate events)
148 Olympia (SSN-717)     1
149 Pasadena (SSN-752)     3 (in separate events)
150 Patrick Henry (SSBN-599     3 (all in separate events)
151 Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)     3 (in separate events)
152 Perch (SS-176) (formerly)     1 (post-war loss of WWII submariner)

153

Perch (SSP-313)     1 (British Commando lost in a raid in the Korean War)
154 Pickerel (SS-524)     1
155

Picuda (SS-382)

    2
156 Piper (SS-409)     1
157 Pittsburgh (SSN-720)     3 (all in separate events)
158 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
159 Pogy (SSN-647)     1
160 Pollack (SSN-603)     2 (in separate events)
161

Pomodon (SS-486)

    6 (Five men were killed in a battery explosion and fire aboard the vessel; one man died in separate event)

162 Portsmouth (SSN-707)     1
163 Proteus (AS-19) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
164 Providence (SSN-719)     1
165 Puffer (SSN-652)     2 (in separate events)
166 Raton (SS-270)     1
167 Redfin (SS-272/AGSS-272)     2 (in separate events)
168 Redfish (AGSS-395)     1
169 Remora (SS-487)     4 (all in separate events)
170

Requin (SS-481)

    1
171 Rhode Island (SSBN-740)     4 (in separate events)
172 Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)     2 (in separate events)
173 Roncador (SS-301)     1
174 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
175 Sablefish (SS-303)     2 (in separate events)
176 Sailfish (SSR-572)     1
177 Sam Houston (SSBN-609)     3 (all in separate events, one pre-commissioning)
178 Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)     1
179

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    4 (all in separate events)
180 San Juan (SSN-751)     1
181 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
182 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
183

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
184 Sawfish (SS-276)     1
185 Scamp (SSN-588)     1
186

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
187 Scranton (SSN-752)     1
188 Sea Cat (SS-399)     2
189

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    2 (in separate events)
190 Sea Devil (SSN-664)     1
191 Sea Leopard (SS-483)     1
192 Sea Owl (SS-405)     2 (in separate events)
193 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
194

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    2 (in separate events; another Sea Robin man died during World War II)

195 Seahorse (SSN-669)     3 (all in separate events, one unverified)
196 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
197 Seawolf (SSN-575)     3 (all in separate events)
198 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
199 Segundo (SS-398)     1 (another Segundo man died during World War II)
200 Shark (SSN-591)     1
201 Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641)     1
202 Simon Lake (AS-33) (Sub Tender)     5 (all in separate events)
203 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
204 Skate (SSN-578)     1
205

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    3 (all in separate events)
206 Skylark (ASR-20) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
207 Spadefish (SSN-668)     2 (in separate events)
208 Sperry (AS-12) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
209 Spikefish (SS-404)     3 (in two separate events)
210 Spinax (SS-489)     1
211 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
212 Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)     2 (in separate events)
213

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (all in separate events)
214 Sunfish (SS-281)     1 (Reserve Training; two other Sunfish men died during World War II)
215 Sunfish (SSN-649)     1
216 Swordfish (SSN-579)     3 (all in separate events)
217 Tang (SS-563)     2
218

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    4 (all in separate events, one man unverivied)
219 Tench (SS-417)     3 (in two separate events)
220 Tennessee (SSBN-734)     5 (all in separate events)
221

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    2 (in separate events)
222 Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610)     2 (in separate events)
223 Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618)     3 (all in separate events)
224 Thornback (SS-418)     2 (in separate events)
225 Threadfin (SS-410)     1
226 Thresher (SSN-593) 130 (one man lost in a separate event)
227 Tigrone (SS-419)     2 (in separate events)
228 Tilefish (SS-307)     2 (in separate events)
229 Tinosa (SSN-606)     3 (all in separate events)
230 Tirante (SS-420)     1
231 Toledo (SSN-769)     1
232 Topeka (SSN-754)     1
233 Torsk (SS-423)     1 (another Torsk man died during World War II)
234 Trepang (SSN-674)     1
235 Trigger (SS-564)     3 (all in separate events)
236 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
237 Trout (SS-566)     1
238 Trumpetfish (SS-425)     1
239 Trutta (SS-421)     1
240 Tullibee (SSN-597)     1
241 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
242 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
243 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     3 (in two separate events)
244 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
245 Volador (SS-490)     1
246 Von Steuben (SSBN-632)     1
247 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     5 (in two separate events)
248 Will Rogers (SSBN-659)     2 (in separate events)
249 Wyoming (SSBN-742)     4 (all in separate events)
 

Other*

    2 (in separate events)

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

 

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