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Birmingham

Ship Designation: 
CL-62
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, October 24, 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
While attempting to render aid to heavily battle damaged USS Princeton, .Birmingham proceeded alongside stricken ship when explosion on Princeton severely damaged Birmingham. 237 crewmembers killed and another 426 injured on Birmingham.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 232

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Henry Howard USN
Sea 2c Joseph Thurman USN
Sea 2c George Tonka USN
Cox Charles Ramsey USN
CStd Isidro Solano USN
Sea 1c Eugene Richie USN
Sea 2c Warren Wolff USN
Sea 1c Anthony Blanco USN
Sea 2c Charles Corbin USN
MM 2c Billy Deakin USN
MM 3c Richard Fulton USN
Sea 2c Hubert Holley USN
Sea 2c Everett Minks USN
MM 3c Alvah Marsland USN
Sea 1c Raymond James USN
SC 1c William Tice USN
Sea 2c Everett Tipps USN
F 1c John Pires USN
GM 2c Clarence Simkins USN
Sea 2c Omar Richard USN

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