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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
Sea 2c Frank Johnson USN
Sea 2c John Lavalle USN
Sea 2c Jack Wade USN
MM 1c Roy Ulery USN
Sea 2c LaVerne Nelson USN
Sea 1c Joseph Sheil USN
Sea 2c Louis Rogers USN
FC 3c James Wedeking USN
Sea 2c Marshall Babbs USN
Sea 2c Collie Butler USN
Sea 2c Robert Duke USN
WT 1c Ralph Ericksen USN
Y 2c Arthur Griger USN
Cox Joseph Miller USN
RT 3c Edward Loeber USN
Sea 1c John Johnson USN
SC 3c George Large USN
Cox Wendelin Volk USN
Sea 2c Harry Peregud USN
Cox Paul Mugridge USN


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