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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
F 1c Leonard Brown USN
Sea 2c Wilburt Brinkerhoff USN
Sea 2c Dominic Brennan USN
Sea 2c Richard Brennan USN
F 2c Claude Breedlove USN
Sea 2c Rooney Brack USN
Sea 2c John Boyle USN
RM 3c Doc Boyer USN
Sea 1c John Boyd USN
Y 3c Sylvester Boyd USN
F 1c Emile Bourassa USN
CEM William Blessing USN
TM 2c Richard Birdsley USN
SC 3c Emmet Benson USN
Sea 2c Paul Bell USN
Sea 2c Winter Bell USN
FC 3c James Barson USN
Sea 1c Glenn Barnes USN
EM 3c Albert Banks USN
MM 1c Fred Armes USN


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