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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Winter Bell USN
Sea 1c Helmer Butcher USN
Sea 1c Jack Spratt USN
TM 3c William Reynolds USN
GM 3c Herbert Page USN
Matt 3c George Jenkins USN
EM 3c Stanley Malachowski USN
CMM Leo Doshier USN
Lt William Guice USN
Ens William Ward USN
SC 3c Emmet Benson USN
Sea 2c John Carnes USN
Mach Harold Spelts USN
F 3c Raymond Reeves USN
F 1c Albert Oswald USN
Cox Paul Just USN
Sea 1c Peter Luciani USN
Sea 2c Anthony Doristano USN
F 3c Charles Hall USN
Sea 1c Marshall Washburn USN


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