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Albert W.Grant

Ship Designation: 
DD-649
Date Lost: 
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
CRM Wallace Carlsen USN
MM 3c Walter Markham USN
MM 1c Theodore Alexander USN
Ens Clyde Carson USN
RM 3c Eugene Mathias USN
TM 2c Armand Caouette USN
Sea 2c Eugene Collins USN
Lt Charles Mathieu USN
MM 3c Edwin Cunningham USN
PhM 2c Joseph Martin USN
F 1c Arless Pack USN
Mach Warren Mcelroy USN
RM 1c William Selleck USN
Sea 1c James Mcgee USN
MM 3c Earl Roberts USN
Sea 2c Thomas Mcinturff USN
Sea 2c Milton Sarver USN
MOMM 1c James Messer USN
F 1c Donald Rothe USN
CEM Wilson Davis USN

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