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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, October 9, 1943
Torpedo Attack off Salenro
Operating in support of invasion and occupation of Italy during Sept-Oct 1943, BUCK was on patrol off Salerno Italy when the ship was struck by a torpedo. Damage was so extensive that the ship had to be abandoned within three minutes of the attack. 97 crewmembers survived the sinking and were later rescued by friendly forces.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 168

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 2c Richard Abbott USN
RDM 2c John Anderson USN
Ens John Andrae USN
TM 2c Herbert Andro USN
GM 2c Henry Augsburger USN
Ck 3c John Baham USN
CMM Preston Baker USN
EM 1c George Bell USN
MM 3c Kenneth Berry USN
Sc 3c Roesler Bertram USN
QM 3c James Beverly USN
SOM 3c Douglas Blackmon USN
SC 2c Lee Blecha USN
F 1c William Blevins USN
Lt Theodore Boyt USN
F 2c Dale Brewster USN
CSK Robert Brinker USN
Sea 1c James Brinkley USN
MM 2c John Broadbent USN
Sea 1c Boyd Bruvold USN


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