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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)     3 (all in separate events)
5 Alexandria (SSN-757)     1
6 Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)     1
7 Angler (SS-240)     1
8 Annapolis (SSN-760)     1
9 Archerfish (SS-311)  
10 Arctic Submarine Laboratory     1
11 Argonaut (SS-476)  
12 Ashville (SSN-758)     1
13 Atule (SS-403)     1
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)     1
20 Becuna (SS-319)     4 (in two separate events)
21 Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640)  
22 Besugo (SS-321)     1
23 Bluegill (SS-242)     1
24

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
25 Boise (SSN-764)     1
26

Bonefish (SS-582)

    4 (one man lost overboard, three 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)  
33 Caiman (SS-323)     2 (in separate events)
34 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
35 Carp (SS-338)     1
36 Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)  
37 Cavalla (SSK-244)     2 (in separate events)
38 Chanticler (ASR-7) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
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)     1
45 City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705)     2 (in separate events)
46 Clamagore (SS-343)     2 (in separate events)
47 Cobbler (SS-344)  
48 Cobia (SS-245)  
49

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

50 Cod (SS-224)  
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)     2 (in separate events)
56 Cusk (SS-348)     1
57

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
58

Dace (SSN-607)

    1

59 Dallas (SSN-700)     1
60 Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)     1
61 Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)     1
62 Darter (SS-576)     1
63 Dentuda (SS-335)  
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)    10 (in nine separate events)
76 Fulton (AS-11) (Sub Tender)     6 (in five separate events)
77 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     3 (in two 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)

    1
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)  
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)  
94 Hampton (SSN-767)     2 (in separate events)
95 Harder (SS-568)  
96 Hardhead (SS-365)     2 (in separate events)
97 Hartford (SSN-768)     1
98 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
99 Hawkbill (SSN-666)  
100 Helena (SSN-725)     1
101 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     1
102 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     2 (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)     3 (all in separate events)
106 Hunley (AS-31) (Sub Tender)     4 (all in separate events)
107 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
108 Irex (SS-482)  
109 Jack (SSN-605)     2 (in separate events)
110 Jallao (SS-368)     1
111 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     2 (in separate events)
112 James Madison (SSBN-627)     1
113 James Monroe (SSBN-622)  
114 Jefferson City (SSN-759)     1
115 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     2 (in separate events)
116

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    1
117

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    2 (in separate events)

118 John Marshall (SSBN-611)  
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 (in separate events)
123 Lafayette (SSBN-616)     1
124 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     2 (in separate events)
125 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     2 (in separate events)
126 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     3 (in separate events)
127 Maine (SSBN-741)     2 (in separate events)
128 Maryland (SSBN-738)     4 (in separate events)
129 McKee (AS-41) (Sub Tender)     1
130 Medregal (AGSS-480)     1
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)     1
137 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     1
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     1
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 Pilotfish (SS-386)  
157 Piper (SS-409)     1
158 Pittsburgh (SSN-720)     3 (in separate events)
159 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
160 Pogy (SSN-647)  
161 Pollack (SSN-603)     2 (in separate events)
162

Pomodon (SS-486)

    5

163 Portsmouth (SSN-707)     1
164 Proteus (AS-19) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
165 Providence (SSN-719)     1
166 Puffer (SSN-652)     1
167 Raton (SS-270)  
168 Redfin (SS-272/AGSS-272)     2 (in separate events)
169 Redfish (AGSS-395)  
170 Remora (SS-487)     1
171

Requin (SS-481)

    1
172 Rhode Island (SSBN-740)     4 (in separate events)
173 Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)     2 (in separate events)
174 Roncador (SS-301)  
175 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
176 Sablefish (SS-303)     2 (in separate events)
177 Sailfish (SSR-572)  
178 Sam Houston (SSBN-609)     3 (all in separate events, one pre-commissioning)
179 Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)     1
180

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    4 (all in separate events)
181 San Juan (SSN-751)     1
182 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
183 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
184

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
185 Sawfish (SS-276)     1
186 Scamp (SSN-588)  
187

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
188 Scranton (SSN-752)     1
189 Sea Cat (SS-399)     2
190

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    2 (in separate events)
191 Sea Devil (SSN-664)     1
192 Sea Leopard (SS-483)  
193 Sea Owl (SS-405)     1
194 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
195

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    2 (in separate events)

196 Seahorse (SSN-669)     3 (in separate events, one unverified)
197 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
198 Seawolf (SSN-575)     3 (in separate events)
199 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
200 Segundo (SS-398)  
201 Shark (SSN-591)     1
202 Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641)     1
203 Simon Lake (AS-33) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
204 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
205 Skate (SSN-578)     1
206

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    2 (in separate events)
207 Skylark (ASR-20) (Sub Rescue Vessel)  
208 Spadefish (SSN-668)     2 (in separate events)
209 Sperry (AS-12) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
210 Spikefish (SS-404)     1
211 Spinax (SS-489)     1
212 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
213 Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)     1
214

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (all in separate events)
215 Sunfish (SS-281)     1 (Reserve Training)
216 Sunfish (SSN-649)     1
217 Swordfish (SSN-579)     2 (in separate events)
218 Tang (SS-563)     2
219

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    3 (all in separate events, one man unverivied)
220 Tench (SS-417)     2
221 Tennessee (SSBN-734)     4 (all in separate events)
222

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    1
223 Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610)  
224 Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618)     2 (in separate events)
225 Thornback (SS-418)     1
226 Threadfin (SS-410)  
227 Thresher (SSN-593) 130 (one man lost in a separate event)
228 Tigrone (SS-419)  
229 Tilefish (SS-307)     2 (in separate events)
230 Tinosa (SSN-606)  
231 Tirante (SS-420)     1
232 Toledo (SSN-769)     1
233 Topeka (SSN-754)     1
234 Torsk (SS-423)     1
235 Trepang (SSN-674)     1
236 Trigger (SS-564)     1
237 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
238 Trout (SS-566)     1
239 Trumpetfish (SS-425)     1
240 Trutta (SS-421)     1
241 Tullibee (SSN-597)     1
242 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
243 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
244 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     2
245 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
246 Volador (SS-490)     1
247 Von Steuben (SSBN-632)  
248 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     5 (in two separate events)
249 Will Rogers (SSBN-659)     2 (in separate events)
250 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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