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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.

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 Arctic Submarine Laboratory     1
10 Ashville (SSN-758)     1
11 Atule (SS-403)     1
12 Barb (SSN-596)     1
13

Barbel (SS-580)

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

Baton Rouge (SSN-689)

    2
17 Baya (SS-318)     1
18 Becuna (SS-319)     3
19 Besugo (SS-321)     1
20 Bluegill (SS-242)     1
21

Boarfish (SS-327)

    1
22 Boise (SSN-764)     1
23

Bonefish (SS-582)

    4 (one man lost overboard, three in ship-board fire)
24

Boston (SSN-703)

    1
25

Bream (SS-243)

    1
26 Bremerton (SSN-698)     1
27 Buffalo (SSN-715)     2 (one unverified)
28 Bugara (SS-331)     1
29 Caiman (SS-323)     2 (in separate events)
30 Canopus (AS-34) (Sub Tender)     3
31 Carp (SS-338)     1
32 Cavalla (SSK-244)     1
33 Chanticler (ASR-7) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
34 Charr (SS-328)     1
35 Cheyenne (SSN-773)     1
36 Chicago (SSN-721)     2 (in separate events)
37 Chivo (SS-341)     3 (in two separate events)
38 Chopper (SS-342)     1
39 City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705)     2 (in separate events)
40 Clamagore (SS-343)     2 (in separate events)
41

Cochino (SS-345)

    1 (civilian)

42 Columbus (SSN-762)     1
43 Conger (SS-477)     2 (in separate events)
44 Coporal (SS-346)     2 (in separate events)
45 Corsair (SS-435)     1
46 Croaker (SS/SSK-246)     2 (in separate events)
47 Cusk (SS-348)     1
48

Cutlass (SS-478)

    1
49

Dace (SSN-607)

    1

50 Dallas (SSN-700)     1
51 Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)     1
52 Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)     1
53 Darter (SS-576)     1
54 Devilfish (SS-292)     1
55 Dogfish (SS-350)     1
56 Drum (SS-228)     1
57 Emory S. Land (AS-39) (Sub Tender)     6 (all in separate events)
58 Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)     1
59

Flasher (SSN-613)

    3 (civilian shipyard workers)
60

Florida (SSBN-728)

    4 (in separate events)
61 Florikan (ASR-9) (Sub Rescue Vessel)     1
62 Flounder (SS-251)     1
63

Flying Fish (SSN-673)

    1
64 Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)     2 (in separate events)
65 Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender)    10 (in nine separate events)
66 Fulton (AS-11) (Sub Tender)     6 (in five separate events)
67 George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)     3 (in two separate events)
68 George Washington (SSBN-598)     2 (in separate events, one a civilian who died aboard in an industrial accident)
69

George Washington Carver (SSBN-656)

    1
70 Georgia (SSBN-729)     2 (in separate events)
71

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)
72 Grayling (SSN-646)     1
73

Greenling (SSN-614)

    2 (in separate events)
74 Groton (SSN-694)     1 (unverified)
75 Growler (SSG-577)     1
76 Guardfish (SSN-612)     3 (all in separate events)
77 Gudgeon (SS-567)     2 (in separate events)
78 Gurnard (SSN-662)     1
79 Haddo (SSN-604)     2 (in separate events)
80 Hake (SS-256)     1
81 Halfbeak (SS-352)     2 (in separate events)
82 Hampton (SSN-767)     2 (in separate events)
83 Hardhead (SS-365)     2 (in separate events)
84 Hartford (SSN-768)     1
85 Hawaii (SSN-776)     1
86 Helena (SSN-725)     1
87 Henry Clay (SSBN-625)     1
88 Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655)     2 (in separate events)
89 Holland (AS-32) (Sub Tender)     5 (all in separate events)
90 Honolulu (SSN-718)     1
91 Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
92 Hunley (AS-31) (Sub Tender)     4 (all in separate events)
93 Illinois (SSN-786)     1
94 Jack (SSN-605)     2 (in separate events)
95 Jallao (SS-368)     1
96 James K. Polk (SSBN-645)     2 (in separate events)
97 James Madison (SSBN-627)     1
98 Jefferson City (SSN-759)     1
99 Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)     2 (in separate events)
100

John Adams (SSBN-620)

    1
101

John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

    2 (in separate events)

102 Kamehameha (SSBN-642)     1
103 Kentucky (SSBN-737)     1
104 L. Y. Spear (AS-36) (Sub Tender)     2
105 La Jolla (SSN-701)     3 (in separate events)
106 Lafayette (SSBN-616)     1
107 Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644)     2 (in separate events)
108 Los Angeles (SSN-688)     2 (in separate events)
109 Louisiana (SSBN-743)     3 (in separate events)
110 Maine (SSBN-741)     2 (in separate events)
111 Maryland (SSBN-738)     4 (in separate events)
112 McKee (AS-41) (Sub Tender)     1
113 Medregal (AGSS-480)     1
114 Menhaden (SS-377)     2 (unverified)
115 Michigan (SSBN-727)     3 (in two separate events)
116 Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN-708)     2
117 Mississippi (SSN-782)     1
118 Missouri (SSN-780)     1
119 Nathan Hale (SSBN-623)     1
120 Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)     1
121 Nautilus (SSN-571)     5 (all in separate events)
122 Nebraska (SSBN-739)     6 (all in separate events)
123 Nereus (AS-17) (Sub Tender)     4 (in three separate events)
124 Nevada (SSBN-733)     2 (in separate events)
125 Newport News (SSN-750)     4 (in separate events)
126 Norfolk (SSN-714)     1
127 NR-1     1 (civilian scientist)
128 Odax (SS-484)     1
129 Ohio (SSGN-726)     2 (in separate events)
130 Oklahoma City (SSN-723) (formerly)     2 (in separate events)
131 Olympia (SSN-717)     1
132 Pasadena (SSN-752)     3 (in separate events)
133 Patrick Henry (SSBN-599     1
134 Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)     3 (in separate events)
135 Perch (SS-176) (formerly)     1 (post-war loss of WWII submariner)

136

Perch (SSP-313)     1 (British Commando lost in a raid in the Korean War)
137 Pickerel (SS-524)     1
138

Picuda (SS-382)

    2
139 Piper (SS-409)     1
140 Pittsburgh (SSN-720)     3 (in separate events)
141 Plunger (SSN-595)     2 (in separate events)
142 Pollack (SSN-603)     2 (in separate events)
143

Pomodon (SS-486)

    5

144 Portsmouth (SSN-707)     1
145 Proteus (AS-19) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
146 Providence (SSN-719)     1
147 Puffer (SSN-652)     1
148 Redfin (SS-272/AGSS-272)     2 (in separate events)
149 Remora (SS-487)     1
150

Requin (SS-481)

    1
151 Rhode Island (SSBN-740)     4 (in separate events)
152 Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601)     2 (in separate events)
153 Ronquil (SS-397)     1
154 Sablefish (SS-303)     2 (in separate events)
155 Sam Houston (SSBN-609)     3 (all in separate events, one pre-commissioning)
156 Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)     1
157

San Francisco (SSN-711)

    4 (all in separate events)
158 San Juan (SSN-751)     1
159 Sand Lance (SSN-660) (formerly)     1
160 Santa Fe (SSN-763)     1
161

Sargo (SSN-583)

    1
162 Sawfish (SS-276)     1
163

Scorpion (SSN-589)

  99
164 Scranton (SSN-752)     1
165 Sea Cat (SS-399)     2
166

Sea Devil (SS-400)

    2 (in separate events)
167 Sea Devil (SSN-664)     1
168 Sea Owl (SS-405)     1
169 Sea Poacher (SS-406)     2
170

Sea Robin (SS-407)

    2 (in separate events)

171 Seahorse (SSN-669)     3 (in separate events, one unverified)
172 Sealion (ASSP-315)     1
173 Seawolf (SSN-575)     3 (in separate events)
174 Seawolf (SSN-21)     1
175 Shark (SSN-591)     1
176 Simon Lake (AS-33) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
177 Sirago (SS-485)     2 (civilians)
178 Skate (SSN-578)     1
179

Skipjack (SSN-585)

    2 (in separate events)
180 Spadefish (SSN-668)     2 (in separate events)
181 Sperry (AS-12) (Sub Tender)     3 (all in separate events)
182 Spikefish (SS-404)     1
183 Spinax (SS-489)     1
184 Stickleback (SS-415)     0 (no men lost)
185 Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)     1
186

Sturgeon (SSN-637)

    3 (all in separate events)
187 Sunfish (SS-281)     1 (Reserve Training)
188 Sunfish (SSN-649)     1
189 Swordfish (SSN-579)     2 (in separate events)
190 Tang (SS-563)     2
191

Tecumseh (SSBN-628)

    3 (all in separate events, one man unverivied)
192 Tench (SS-417)     2
193 Tennessee (SSBN-734)     4 (all in separate events)
194

Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600)

    1
195 Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618)     2 (in separate events)
196 Thornback (SS-418)     1
197 Thresher (SSN-593) 130 (one man lost in a separate event)
198 Tilefish (SS-307)     2 (in separate events)
199 Tirante (SS-420)     1
200 Toledo (SSN-769)     1
201 Topeka (SSN-754)     1
202 Torsk (SS-423)     1
203 Trepang (SSN-674)     1
204 Trigger (SS-564)     1
205 Triton (SSRN-586)     1
206 Trout (SS-566)     1
207 Trumpetfish (SS-425)     1
208 Trutta (SS-421)     1
209 Tullibee (SSN-597)     1
210 Tusk (SS-426)     7 (one man lost in a separate event)
211 ex-U-3008 (former German u-boat)     1
212 Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631)     2
213 Virginia (SSN-774)     1
214 Volador (SS-490)     1
215 West Virginia (SSBN-736)     5 (in two separate events)
216 Will Rogers (SSBN-659)     2 (in separate events)
217 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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