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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, November 13, 1942
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
During Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Barton engaged Japanese force with gunfire and later launched a spread of 4 torpedoes. While slowing to avoid collision with friendly forces during the battle, Barton was struck by Japanese torpedoes. Two enemy torpedoes struck Barton - one hit in the forward fireroom and the second hit in the forward engine room. ... Within seconds, the ship broke in two and sank taking the lives of 90% of her crew. 42 survivors were rescued by friendly forces.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 164

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 2c Ray Tepner USN
AS Sully Tauzin USN
Sea 2c Charles Sweet USN
Sea 1c Oscar Stuerke USN
MM 1c Loyd Stringer USN
Sea 2c William Strelchik USN
WT 2c James Sterling USN
F 1c James Steere USN
WT 2c John Stahl USN
Sea 1c Jack Spratt USN
Mach Harold Spelts USN
Lt(jg) James Sommers USN
EM 1c Clarence Smith USN
Ens Charles Slater USN
Sea 2c John Shovlin USN
MM 1c Esmond Scobie USN
F 2c Louie Schnackel USN
MM 2c William Roop USN
CSK John Roesel USN
TM 3c William Reynolds USN


Prepared by CAPT R. O. Strange USN (Ret.)