Means, Louis, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Mess Attendant
Primary Unit
1940-1941, MATT-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
1939 - 1941
MATT- Mess Attendant
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston, TX
Last Address
Houston, TX

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
Location of Interment
USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
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Mess Attendant/1c Louis Means was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Arizona BB39.


Service number: 3600612
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  1939-1940, AS-0000, USS Pyro (AE-1)

Apprentice Seaman

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November / 1939

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January / 1940

USS Pyro (AE-1) Unit Page

Apprentice Seaman

AS-0000-Apprentice Seaman

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 USS Pyro (AE-1) Details

USS Pyro (AE-1)

Hull number AE-1

The first of her class of Ammo Ships.

Pyro Class Ammunition Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 August 1918, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, 16 December 1919
  • Commissioned USS Pyro (AE-1), 10 August 1920, CDR. J. S. Graham in command
  • Decommissioned, 10 September 1924, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Recommissioned, 1 July 1939, CDR. R.S. Haggart in command
  • During World War II USS Pyro was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • USS Pyro earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred, 17 July 1946, to the Maritime Commission for layup in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 August 1948, to Welding Shipyards, Tacoma, WA. for $135,555,00 on PD-X-462. Removed 13 October 1948.

1920 photo after commissioning:


1943 photo after renovations:

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS N-Q


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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018
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9 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Pyro (AE-1)

Burkett, Timothy, PO1, (1939-1944) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Mayfield, Frazier, S1c, (1939-1941) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Meno, Vicente Gogue, S2c, (1939-1941) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Monroe, Donald, S2c, (1939-1941) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Lansing, William Henry, PO1, (1933-1942) AMM AMM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Doris (Dorie), PO3, (1939-1943) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Watson, Andrew Thomas, CPO, (1936-1945) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Harman, Guy Philip, PO1, (1940-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Gross, Harley, CPO, (1936-1956) S1c Seaman 1st Class

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