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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, August 22, 1942
Collision in Heavy Fog
While functioning as a convoy escort during a North Atlantic transit in dense fog, Buck was hit by a merchant ship in the convoy. The impact penetrated broke the keel of Buck and 7 crewmen were lost. Her starboard propeller was damaged beyond repair and her port propeller was lost when her fantail broke off from the rest of the ship.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 6

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Arthur Davis USN
Sea 1c Raymond Dungan USN
Sea 2c Howard Dyro USN
Sea 2c Roy Evans USN
AS Wendell Nemeth USN
SC 3c Louis Rowse USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)