|On Eternal Patrol - USS Argonaut (APS-1), (SS-166)
The following men were lost while serving on USS Argonaut (APS-1), or (SS-166). Scroll down to see the listing of Marine Raiders lost on the Makin Island raid.
Please note that, contrary to information published in many sources, former Argonaut crew members Jose DeGuzman, Mario Ramos, Jr., and Hubert R. Widener all survived the War.
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site. Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.
For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Argonaut.
Official records for Argonaut crew members Jose DeGuzman, Mario Ramos, Jr., and Hubert R. Widener clearly indicate that they were not aboard the vessel when she was lost. All three served on other submarines after being transferred off USS Argonaut and survived the War. See our "Discrepancies in Numbers of Lost Submariners" page for further information.
Additionally, one Argonaut man, Brewer Bernard Ballard, died in an accident in 1937.
The following men were Marine Raiders who were carried aboard the submarines USS Argonaut and USS Nautilus (SS-168), and who gave their lives in the raid on Makin Island.
*Men with personal memorial pages on the Missing Marines website (external link)
The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Argonaut (SS-166) to the State of California.