|On Eternal Patrol - USS Perch (SS-176)|
USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack. All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps. Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War.
See The Discovery of USS Perch (SS-176) for further information.
If you are a crew member, or a relative or a friend of any man who served on this boat, please contact us.
Please note that, contrary to information published in many sources, Perch crew members Warren Ingram Atkeison, John Greco, and Robert Willis Osborne all survived Prisoner of War Camp, were released, and came home after the War.
See the Submarine Discoveries page for additional information on the discovery of the wreck of this vessel.
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. One man, Christian Joseph Webber, was lost in a non-sinking event in 1937. See also the memorial page for Perch's Commanding Officer, David A. Hurt, who died soon after the War.
For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Perch.
The following USS Perch crew members survived Prisoner of War camp.
*Listed in some sources as "Richard Mains Evans."
Please note that Henry Clay Henderson, Jr., who previously had been listed here as a survivor, was transferred to Corregidor on December 22, 1941, and was threrfore not aboard Perch when she was lost.
If you are one of these men, or a relative or a friend of any man who served on this boat, please contact us.
External Links - Online Articles
Sunken WWII sub found by accident near Java, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, January 21, 2007
Arkansas man recalls sinking of WWII sub, WMC-TV, Memphis
Memories Surface With Sub's Discovery, theday.com, February 5, 2007
Ledyard man was prisoner of war for 1,297 days, Norwich Bulletin, March 25, 2007
The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Perch (SS-176)
to the State of Arizona.