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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 Francis Fonda USN
SF 3c Gerald Gaeta USN
EM 3c Robert Higgins USN
QM 2c Lester Wolfe USN
FC 2c Norbert Anshaw USN
F 2c Claude Breedlove USN
LCdr Herbert Coleman USN
AS Sully Tauzin USN
Sea 1c Clifford Phipps USN
CTM Harold Larrabee USN
Lt(jg) George Meyer USN
Sea 2c Carl Franklin USN
F 2c John Gallagher USN
Sea 2c Wilburt Brinkerhoff USN
MM 1c Fred Armes USN
Sea 2c Dominic Brennan USN
Sea 1c Ryland Compton USN
Sea 2c Charles Sweet USN
FC 3c Charley Peters USN
Sea 2c Fred Landry USN


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