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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 ascending
Sea 1c Donald Mcgee USN
Wt 2c Robert Moos USN
Sea 1c Wendell Martin USN
MM 3c John Kwolek USN
Sea 2c Albert Staymates USN
MM 3c Vernon Trevethan USN
WT 3c Kenneth Nielsen USN
MM 3c William Schaefer USN
Sea 1c Charles Sanders USN
SC 1c Edward Webb USN
Cdr Van Perkins USN
Sea 1c Nike Burckhard USN
Cox John Creaven USN
CSP James Filip USN
Cox Winford Gifford USN
RT 3c Norberto Medina USN
Sea 2c Gordon Longkabel USN
SK 2c Charles Mahin USN
M 3c Chester Kuminga USN
Sea 2c Billie Stepp USN

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