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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
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 ascending
CWT Norwin Deane USN
Sea 2c Samuel Elkins USN
SSM 3c Ralph Hoff USN
Sea 1c George Michalik USN
Sea 1c Marion Liebman USN
Sea 1c Hubbard Huey USN
RT 1c John Thompson USN
SK 3c James Walters USN
Sea 1c Edward Quinn USN
F 1c Harold Smith USN
MM 2c Edward Ritchey USN
Bkr 3c Harry Wong USN


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