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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Bismarck Sea

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 21, 1945
Kamikaze attacks at Iwo Jima
Bismarck Sea provided air support during the Iwo Jima Invasion. ... On Feburary 21, at 1845 she was attacked by two Japanese Kamikaze which started an uncontrolled fire. This set off some of the ammunition which Bismarck Sea carried. Exploding ammunition halted attempts to save the ship and Bismark Sea rolled-over and sank in 90 minutes. ... The lives of 318 men were lost during this action.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 321

Namesort descending Service Branch
AMM 3c Ray Carson USN
Sea 1c Dean Carver USN
SC 2c Mike Cerasa USN
F 1c Ralph Chambley USN
Sea 1c Leland Chavez USN
PhoM 1c Joseph Chefetz USN
Y 3c Bernard Chism USN
SP 1c Walter Chullo USN
AM 3c Sidney Churchill USN
Sea 1c John Cobb USN
AMM 1c Joseph Columbia USN
RT 1c Richard Cotterell USN
Sea 1c Herbert Cottonjim USN
WT 2c Max Cox USN
Cox Frank Crain USN
F 1c Ray Crowe USN
Sea 1c Delton Cruce USN
RM 3c William Cuddington USN
Sea 1c Alvin Cunningham USN
Sea 1c John Dacke USN


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