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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
SF 3c Gerald Gaeta USN
F 2c John Gallagher USN
Ens Gerald Gault USN
Lt John Gibbons USN
EM 1c James Greer USN
SOM 3c James Gresham USN
TM 1c George Grove USN
MM 2c Elmer Guderian USN
Lt William Guice USN
FC 1c Francis Haaser USN
F 3c Charles Hall USN
WT 2c William Hallisey USN
Matt 2c LeRoy Henderson USN
Matt 2c James Henderson USN
Sea 2c Vincent Herbst USN
EM 3c Robert Higgins USN
Sea 2c Norman Hine USN
Sea 2c Ned Hitesman USN
F 1c Floyd Holloway USN
F 2c James Horton USN


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