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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
Y 1c Richard Dwenger USN
Sea 1c Raymond Eager USN
F 2c Charles Edens USN
Sea 2c William Eliff USN
GM 3c John Erickson USN
Sea 1c Andrew Eubanks USN
Sea 1c Stephen Finnerty USN
RT 1c Robert Foltz USN
RM 3c Lawrence Frankenfield USN
EM 2c Vurtle Frazier USN
Sea 2c John Frosch USN
RDM 3c Robert Gregory USN
SC 1c Delbert Grevette USN
Sea 1c Michael Griffin USN
F 1c Clayton Grigsby USN
M 1c George Gross USN
F 1c Arthur Halstead USN
Sea 1c John Hamilton USN
StM 2c Joshua Hammond USN
Sea 1c Walter Hansen USN


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