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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, January 30, 1944
Shore Fire at Wotie Atoll
During the close inshore bombardment of Wotie Atoll Marshall Islands, an enemy shell hit the bridge of Anderson killing six men (including her captain) and wounding 14. ... The following day she screened the heavy bombardment vessels at Kwajalein. Badly damaged by grounding February 1, 1944, Anderson returned to Pearl Harbor for repair

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 6

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens Robert Carlin USN
Ens John Entrikin USN
Sea 1c Leonard Link USN
Sea 2c Wendell Rolfe USN
Cdr John Tennent USN
RDM 3c John Weiss USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)