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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
Sea 1c James Hart USN
Bkr 3c Harry Harvat USN
Sea 2c Allan Harvey USN
AOM 1c Donald Harvey USN
RDM 3c Charles Haselhorst USN
F 1c David Hayes USN
StM 2c Montry Hays USN
CRM George Heazle USN
AMM 1c Norman Heldt USN
Sea 1c Rupert Helms USN
Lt(jg) James Hempsted USN
Sea 1c Ross Henderson USN
Sea 1c Alberto Hernandez USN
Sea 1c William Hill USN
Sea 2c Burle Hill USN
MM 2c Edwin Hill USN
MM 3c William Hillock USN
Lt Coyle Hillyard USN
Y 1 Joseph Howard USN
AOM 2c Edward Hryn USN


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