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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
Matt 2c James Henderson USN
F 1c Sidney Wyman USN
Sea 2c Horace Adkerson USN
Sea 2c John Boyle USN
RE 2c Robert Coffin USN
Sea 2c Ray Tepner USN
F 2c Louie Schnackel USN
OStd 1c Saturnino Labago USN
MM 2c Earl Mcgovern USN
WT 2c John Fortune USN
Ens Gerald Gault USN
Sea 2c Vincent Herbst USN
FC 3c Patrick Wynne USN
Sea 2c Tony Ansello USN
Sea 2c Rooney Brack USN
Sea 2c Joseph Cole USN
F 2c Charles Terry USN
MM 1c Esmond Scobie USN
F 1c Clarence Kuhnel USN
CFC George Mclean USN


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