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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Monday, May 29, 1944
Torpedo Attack off Cape Verde Islands
On May 29, while carrying out search operations in the Azores-Gibraltar area, Block Island (CVE-21) was sunk by an enemy submarine and Barr received a torpedo which totally wrecked her stern. ... She lost four dead, 12 missing, and 14 injured. ... The following morning the injured and excess personnel were transferred to Eugene E. Elmore (DE-686) and Barr was towed by that vessel, Wilhoite (DE-397), and the Netherlands tug Antic into Casablanca

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 17

Name Service Branchsort descending
EM 3c Leland Mccabe USN
F 1c Philip Marion USN
F 1c Michael Gorchyca USN
CSK Gordon Haynes USN
Sea 1c Thomas Ellis USN
StM 1c James Simmons USN
StM 2c James Rouse USN
Sea 2c William Roddy USN
StM 2c Jessie Strong USN
Sea 1c James Adams USN
Cox Thomas Williams USN
GM 1c Carl Bennett USN
GM 2c Meredith Brady USN
GM 3c Carl Burdett USN
PhM 2c Robert Cook USN
Sea 2c Clyde Johnson USN
F 1c David Jenkins USN