|On Eternal Patrol - USS Canopus (AS-9)|
The submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9) received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She lost six of her crew in the attack, with another six wounded. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy. Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor. A large number of her crew died in the Philippine Islands, during transport to POW camps in Japan, or in the camps themselves. The listing below is probably incomplete.
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site. Research is ongoing, and many pages have recently been updated. Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.
*Men who died when the Hellship Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk on October 24, 1944 by USS Shark (SS-314).
John S. Harrington, previously listed on this page, was actually John Leroy Harrington. Records show that he survived the War in POW camp, was released, and returned home.
Records for George Phillip Trichler, who was previously listed on this page, show that he was not killed in the War, and was discharged from the Navy on July 23, 1943.
Research has shown that James Edward Carpenter and Frank King, who were previously listed on this page, were liberated form Prisoner of War camp, and survived the War.
We are presently researching William Henry Glass, Machinist, who may have joined the Canopus crew in 1941.