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Albert W.Grant

Wednesday, October 25, 1944
Shellfire in Surigao Strait
On 24 October, Albert W. Grant joined TG 77.2 and sailed to engage a Japanese task force reported steaming northward from the Sulu Sea toward Surigao Strait. That American battleship group met the Japanese force in the strait, and Albert W. Grant, alone with other destroyers in advance of the main battle line conducted a torpedo attack. During this attack, she was hit and severely damaged by gunfire. Albert W. Grant suffered 22 hits, many by six-inch shells. Fires broke out, and the ship lost steer- ing control and all power. Thirty-eight men were killed and 104 were wounded. Although their ship was down by the bow and listing heavily to port, the destroyer's crew got her engines working again and enabled her to retire to American-controlled waters in Leyte Gulf

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 37

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 1c Anthony Luketic USN
MM 1c Clarence Leggett USN
Sea 1c William Lee USN
RM 2c Joseph Kusheloff USN
Bkr 1c Kenton Kuebker USN
CWT Milford Ellis USN
CEM Wilson Davis USN
MM 3c Edwin Cunningham USN
Sea 2c Eugene Collins USN
Sea 2c Daniel Cheek USN
Ens Clyde Carson USN
CRM Wallace Carlsen USN
TM 2c Armand Caouette USN
F 1c William Cahir USN
EM 1c Robert Brannan USN
MM 2c Floyd Ashmore USN
MM 1c Theodore Alexander USN