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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
SC 3c Glen Martin USN
CM 3c Joseph Matlak USN
Sea 1c Louis Matthews USN
MM 2c Earl Mcgovern USN
CFC George Mclean USN
Lt(jg) George Meyer USN
Sea 2c George Mish USN
Sea 1c James Mooney USN
SC 2c Howard Moore USN
Sea 2c Ellis Myers USN
Sea 2c Phillip Nelson USN
PhM 2c Gale Newell USN
CCS Nathan Norris USN
SM 3c Eugene Nowak USN
Sea 2c Paul Orchard USN
F 1c Albert Oswald USN
GM 3c Herbert Page USN
CMM Charles Pennock USN
FC 3c Charley Peters USN
Sea 1c Clifford Phipps USN


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