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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
MM 2c Earl Mcgovern USN
Sea 1c Louis Matthews USN
CM 3c Joseph Matlak USN
SC 3c John Martin USN
SC 3c Glen Martin USN
CQM William Marshman USN
OC 3c Guillermo Marquez USN
EM 3c Stanley Malachowski USN
Sea 1c Henry Majewski USN
Sea 1c Peter Luciani USN
CGM Bernard Long USN
CTM Harold Larrabee USN
Sea 2c Fred Landry USN
OStd 1c Saturnino Labago USN
F 1c Clarence Kuhnel USN
F 2c Robert Klingenberg USN
WT 2c Albert King USN
MM 1c Joseph Killimayer USN
Sea 1c Frank Kates USN
Cox Paul Just USN


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