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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 James Defosse USN
SOM 3c John Davis USN
SM 1c James Crouse USN
F 1c Arthur Crooker USN
Sea 1c William Crawford USN
Sea 2c Francis Connolly USN
Sea 1c Ryland Compton USN
LCdr Herbert Coleman USN
Sea 2c Joseph Cole USN
RE 2c Robert Coffin USN
RM 1c Leonard Clevenberg USN
F 2c Harvey Clarke USN
F 3c Hans Christiansen USN
Sea 2c John Chiravalle USN
F 2c John Cheshire USN
Sea 1c Rufus Carney USN
Sea 2c John Carnes USN
Sea 1c Helmer Butcher USN
CMM Johnie Burgett USN
Bmkr 1c Joe Brown USN


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