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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 Clayton Johnson USN
Matt 3c George Jenkins USN
Sea 2c Andrew Jakway USN
TM 2c Ralph Hosack USN
F 2c James Horton USN
F 1c Floyd Holloway USN
Sea 2c Ned Hitesman USN
Sea 2c Norman Hine USN
EM 3c Robert Higgins USN
Sea 2c Vincent Herbst USN
Matt 2c LeRoy Henderson USN
Matt 2c James Henderson USN
WT 2c William Hallisey USN
F 3c Charles Hall USN
FC 1c Francis Haaser USN
Lt William Guice USN
MM 2c Elmer Guderian USN
TM 1c George Grove USN
SOM 3c James Gresham USN
EM 1c James Greer USN


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