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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, March 26, 1943
Battle of the Homandorski Islands
On March 26, Bailey took part in the Battle of the Homandorski Islands. ... During a torpedo attack, in which she scored several gunfire hits on the Japanese heavy cruiser Nachi, Bailey received three direct hits from 8-inch shells which killed five and wounded six men, and caused major damage to the ship. ... After undergoing temporary repairs at Dutch Harbor, Alaska Bailey arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard 8 April 1943 for permanent repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 4

Name Service Branchsort descending
WT 2c Kenneth Aten USN
CMM Alexander Gromko USN
SC 1c Theodore Hinkle USN
Ens Leroy Whitehead USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships