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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
MM 3c William Schaefer USN
Sea 1c John Savey USN
CPhM Jack Savage USN
Sea 1c Charles Sanders USN
MM 2c Anthony Russo USN
MM 2c Howard Roleder USN
Sea 1c Harold Rogers USN
Sea 2c Louis Rogers USN
Sea 1c Ernest Rod USN
CCS Robert Roberts USN
MM 2c Edward Ritchey USN
Sea 1c Eugene Richie USN
Sea 2c Omar Richard USN
Lt Alan Reed USN
Sea 1c Donald Reed USN
Sea 1c Harold Reed USN
Cox Charles Ramsey USN
Sea 1c Edward Quinn USN
GM 3c John Purvis USN
Sea 2c Robert Pote USN


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