Point Arena, CA (off shore) Submarine F-1 Disaster, Dec 1917

CALIF Submarine F-1 Destroyed.jpg


Washington, Dec. 19. -- No hope for recovery of the 19 men missing in the sinking of the submarine F-1 was held at the Navy Department
today. An investigation of her ramming by her sister ship F-3, was under way, and the Department expected added details within a few days.
The collision occurred in home waters Monday afternoon during a fog. The F-3 was not damaged and saved five of the other submarine's

Trenton Evening Times New Jersey 1917-12-19



Oakland, Calif. -- FRANK BERNARD, an Oakland lad of 1231 Fifty-third avenue and nine other Californians were among the list of nineteen dead on the United States submarine F-1, rammed and sunk in American waters during a fog yesterday by a sister "turtle" the F-3. Five survivors, including the commander of the F-1, Lieutenant A. E. MONTGOMERY, were picked up by the boats of the F-3 immediately after the accident. BERNARD was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernard and enlisted last May as a machinist's mate.
The Dead:
JOHN ROBERT BELT, seaman, Silsbee, Texas.
FRANK MATHEW BERNARD, machinist's mate, second class; sister Amelia Quinal, 1231 Fifty-third avenue, Oakland, Cal.
WILLIAM LESTER CARATWRIGHT, seaman; mother, Amanda Cartwright, 3437 Monoy Avenue, Fresno, Cal.
HARRY LeROY CORSON, chief electrician (general); next of kin, Hazel M. Corson, 747 Daisy Avenue, Long Beach, Cal.
JAMES GOONAN, chief gunner's mate; Lima, Ohio.
SIMON GREENBERG, electrician first class; Philadelphia.
LYMAN F. LOVLEY, machinist's mate second class; Denver.
RALPH E. McCLURE, electrician second class,
Detroit, Mich.
DUNCAN A. McRAE, electrician first class; Blaine, Wash.
JOHN P. MESSANG, chief machinist's mate; Philadelphia.
GROVER E. METZ, machinist's mate second class; wife, Mazel Metz, 904 Divisadero Street, San Francisco.
EDWARD E. HALL, machinist's mate first class; Seattle, Wash.
RAY ELLSWORTH SCOTT, electrician first class (general); wife, Mae Edith Scott, 43 Ohio Street, Vallejo, Calif.
ELBERT P. SMITH, machinist's mate second class; sister, Florence S. Stebbens, 235 Twenty-first Street, Merced, Cal.

Continued on Page 2.