Golet (SS 361)

Lieutenant Commander J.S. Clark

Enroute to her second patrol, Golet (Lieutenant Commander, J.S. Clark) left Midway on 28 May 1944, for the entire area off the northeast coast of Honshu. No word was heard from her after she departed Midway.

Golet was scheduled to depart her area on 5 July 1944, and was expected at Midway about 12 or 13 July. On 9 July 1944, she was sent a message which required an acknowledgment, but none came. On 11 July, a sharp lookout was posted at Midway for a submarine coming in without being able to transmit. By 26 July 1944, the ship had not returned, and it was reported as presumed lost.

In the reports covering Japanese antisubmarine attacks, made since war's end, one is recorded as having been made on 14 June 1944, at 41°S 04'N, 141-30'E. This attack is considered to explain Golet's loss, since the enemy, in his report, states, "On the spot of fighting we later discovered corks, raft, etc., and a heavy oil pool of 50 by 5,200 meters." Golet was credited with no sinkings or damage to enemy ships on her first patrol, conducted in the Kuriles, and the area south of Hokkaido and east of Honshu.

USS Golet-plaque reads: this FIGHTING SHIP sponsored and made possible by war bond purchases of the People of Shreveport.

USS Golet - Plaque reads: This FIGHTING SHIP sponsored and made possible by war bond purchases of the People of Shreveport.

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Submarine insignia
U.S.S. Golet (SS-361)
Name Rate   Name Rate
Barlow, G.R.
Barnes, Elwin C.
Barta, Richard A.
Bartz, Edward L.
Beaulieu, Donald W.
Belcher, Donald W.
Bickham, Carl M.
Blackburn, Edward R.
Breunig, John W.
Brown, James W.
Butor, Joseph A.
Carr, Allan H.
Clark, James S.
Coram, William M.
Danko, Robert R.
Davidson, Walter D.
Dowey, Clifton
Earle, Vinton J.
Edwards, Willard A.
Germann, Le Roy A.
Goetz, Herbert C.
Gormley, George L.
Greenhalgh, Joseph F.
Grumet, Stanley E.
Guest, Oliver C., Jr.
Hanley, Robert E.
Hardy, Robert E.
Harville, Raymond L.
Hendley, George D.
Hoffman, Robert E.
Hughes, Elmer J.
Humble, Jack J.
Infalt, Robert W.
Johnson, Clarence H.
Kane, William M
Kolbucar, John
Koutsos, John M.
Leinwand, Leo R., Jr.
Lewis, George J.
Lockwood, Glen G.
ENS
EM2
MoMM1
MoMM1
GM3
MoMM3
SM2
RT1
MoMM3
LTJG
CTM
TM3
LCDR-CO
EM3
QM1
SM2
MoMM2
S1
GM1
MoMM3
S2
F1
TM3
MoMM3
MoMM1
RM3
TM3
CEM
EM1
MoMM2
FC2
RM3
TM2
LTJG
LCDR
QM3
S1
MoMM2
S1
MoMM2
    Lytle, Horace P.
Martin, Clifford L.
McCulough, William E., Jr.
McLaughlin, H.B.
Miller, Ernest W.
Millhouse, Gilbert L.
Milus, Peter P.
Numair, Solomon J.
Parry, Michael
Peterson, Melvin L.
Pinter, George A.
Pograis, Frank R.
Reichelt, Robert C.
Rockwood, Arthur J.
Rose, Julius
Rymal, James G.
Sadler, Walter R.
Schlemmer, Arvalo E.
Schramm, Ernest F.
Sederstrand, Clifford E.
Sieracki, Eugene F.
Simandl, Robert A.
Smith, Donald B.
Sterling, George, Jr.
Stone, Arthur R.
Strout, John C., Jr.
Stull, William G.
Sturdivan, Jess E.
Sutherland, Emil H.
Swartzback, Woodrow W.
Tarr, Alfred H.
Thompson, Roland N.
Tinker, Raymond B.
Wasdsworth, A.D. III
Walz, Raymond R.
Wesley, John H.
White, J.S.
Whitney, E.E., Jr.
Williams, Roy E.
Winkle, Walther J.
Wright, Homer D.
TM3
EM2
StM1
LT
CPhM
EM2
CFC
F1
TM2
RM1
EM2
EM1
MoMM1
SC1
GM2
S2
LT
MoMM1
MoMM3
CEM
TM3
TM3
RM2
StM3
CMoMM
EM2
MoMM1
TM1
MoMM1
Y1
S1
TM2
SC2
LCDR
MoMM2
BM2
ENS
LT
EM1
TM2
SC1

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USS Golet: Broadside Launch, Manitowoc

USS Golet: Broadside Launch, Manitowoc