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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
CY William Bernstein USN
ARM 3c Frank Berry USN
Lt(jg) Marvin Bierman USN
Sea 1c Donald Birtness USN
F 1c Theodore Blomberg USN
PhM 1c Robert Bobko USN
Ck 2c R. Bolden USN
Sea 2c Quinton Bonds USN
SSM 3c Ellington Breaux USN
Lt Fred Breaux USN
AMM 2c Lawrence Brighati USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Broome USN
SC 2c John Brown USN
Ck 1c Melvin Bryant USN
Sea 1c Edward Burns USN
WT 1c Clinton Butler USN
SK 1c Robert Byers USN
QM 2c Joseph Calabrese USN
Sea 1c Frank Cannata USN
Sea 1c Etollo Carnesecca USN


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