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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Dominic Brennan USN
Sea 2c Richard Brennan USN
Sea 2c Wilburt Brinkerhoff USN
Bmkr 1c Joe Brown USN
F 1c Leonard Brown USN
CMM Johnie Burgett USN
Sea 1c Helmer Butcher USN
Sea 2c John Carnes USN
Sea 1c Rufus Carney USN
F 2c John Cheshire USN
Sea 2c John Chiravalle USN
F 3c Hans Christiansen USN
F 2c Harvey Clarke USN
RM 1c Leonard Clevenberg USN
RE 2c Robert Coffin USN
Sea 2c Joseph Cole USN
LCdr Herbert Coleman USN
Sea 1c Ryland Compton USN
Sea 2c Francis Connolly USN
Sea 1c William Crawford USN


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