Here’s the obituary and gravesite of a soldier killed in action while serving alongside YMS-299, on a sibling ship. View the original on Find a Grave.

Granville Lee Rumble, served aboard YMS-427, killed in action

Granville Lee Rumble, served aboard YMS-427, killed in action

Name: Granville Lee Rumble
Age: 19
Served: US Navy, Fireman 2/C
Location: Pacific Theater of Operations
Story: Injured while doing mine sweeps. Buried at sea in 1945, alongside two other crew members.

Birth: unknown
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1945, At Sea

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lee Rumble.

Granville served as a Fireman, Second Class, Minesweeper USS YMS-427, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

Granville was “Killed In Action” during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 8272083

From U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, for Granville Lee Rumble 30 Apr 1945 Line 11,
RUMBLE, Granville Lee, Service #8272083, Rating: F2C, KIA 7 Apr 1945,
Killed in Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa, as a result of shrapnel wounds received by direct hit on ship from enemy shore battery.
Disposition: Buried at Sea 8 Apr 1945
On April 7th 1945 while sweeping mines in the Company with USS YMS-1, USS YMS-103, USS YMS-92, and USS YMS-299 east of Okinawa Jima, Rykya. At 1654 a Japanese shore battery opened fire on this vessel. At 1657 we took a shell hit on the after part 50 caliber machine gun causing fatal injuries to F2/c Granville Lee Rumble 827 20 83, V-6 SW USNR. On April 8th, 1945 Captain Lt. Thomas C. Davies, Chaplain, USN 259405, and officers and members of the crew of this vessel conducted a burial ceremony at sea in the accordance with NavPers 15,046. At 1738 the bodies of 3 crew members (one Granville Lee Rumble, F2/c) were committed to the deep. Latitude 26 Degrees 07′ 45″ north, Longitude 127 degrees 18′ 45″ east.

(Report supplied by Debbie & Bruce Almeida)

Note: Entered the service from Maryland.

Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Tablets of the Missing – Court 1
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31334, -157.84738


The other two crew members were:

  • Clark Stephen Strom, Lt(JG)
  • Gene Richard Brown, BM1/c