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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
Sea 1c Oscar Stuerke USN
Sea 2c Charles Sweet USN
AS Sully Tauzin USN
Sea 2c Ray Tepner USN
F 2c Charles Terry USN
F 1c Anthony Travinek USN
FC 3c Clarence Tucker USN
Sea 2c Augustine Vasquez USN
MM 2c Paul Wade USN
Ens William Ward USN
Sea 2c Richard Warner USN
Sea 1c Marshall Washburn USN
CBM Bowmer Webb USN
Sea 1c Henry Weber USN
TM 3c Kenneth Whipple USN
WT 1c William Willis USN
F 1c Albion Winkler USN
BM 2c Levi Winters USN
QM 2c Lester Wolfe USN
F 1c Sidney Wyman USN


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