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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Eugene Richie USN
MM 2c Edward Ritchey USN
CCS Robert Roberts USN
Sea 1c Ernest Rod USN
Sea 1c Harold Rogers USN
Sea 2c Louis Rogers USN
MM 2c Howard Roleder USN
MM 2c Anthony Russo USN
Sea 1c Charles Sanders USN
CPhM Jack Savage USN
Sea 1c John Savey USN
MM 3c William Schaefer USN
Sea 1c Robert Schieble USN
Sea 1c John Schmidt USN
BM 2c Roy Schoen USN
Cox Alvin Schultz USN
Sea 2c Billy Sears USN
Bkr 1c Frank Shaver USN
Sea 1c Joseph Sheil USN
Sea 1c John Sidor USN


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