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Barton

Friday, November 13, 1942
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
During Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Barton engaged Japanese force with gunfire and later launched a spread of 4 torpedoes. While slowing to avoid collision with friendly forces during the battle, Barton was struck by Japanese torpedoes. Two enemy torpedoes struck Barton - one hit in the forward fireroom and the second hit in the forward engine room. ... Within seconds, the ship broke in two and sank taking the lives of 90% of her crew. 42 survivors were rescued by friendly forces.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 164

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens Donald Adie USN
Sea 2c Horace Adkerson USN
Sea 2c Tony Ansello USN
FC 2c Norbert Anshaw USN
MM 1c Fred Armes USN
EM 3c Albert Banks USN
Sea 1c Glenn Barnes USN
FC 3c James Barson USN
Sea 2c Paul Bell USN
Sea 2c Winter Bell USN
SC 3c Emmet Benson USN
TM 2c Richard Birdsley USN
CEM William Blessing USN
F 1c Emile Bourassa USN
Sea 1c John Boyd USN
Y 3c Sylvester Boyd USN
RM 3c Doc Boyer USN
Sea 2c John Boyle USN
Sea 2c Rooney Brack USN
F 2c Claude Breedlove USN

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