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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Robert Carl USN
GM 3c Kenneth Carmody USN
SF 3c James Carr USN
Sea 1c John Carroll USN
Lt Roland Cooper USN
Sea 2c Charles Corbin USN
Sea 1c Carlo Corini USN
Sea 2c Joseph Costigan USN
Sea 2c Harold Cottrill USN
Sea 1c Winfred Cramer USN
Cox John Creaven USN
SC 3c Thaddeus Crockett USN
Sea 1c Dominic Culotta USN
MM 2c Billy Deakin USN
CWT Norwin Deane USN
F 2c Frank Decenzo USN
Sea 1c Alfonzo Dickerson USN
GM 1c Howard Dietrich USN
Sea 2c Robert Dobbins USN
Sea 2c Clarence Doughman USN