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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
PhM 1c Richard Mcclintock USN
MM 3c Francis Merrick USN
Sea 1c Floyd Metz USN
Sea 1c Russell Metzner USN
Sea 1c Andrew Mihalko USN
EM 2c Ross Mitchell USN
Sea 2c Michael Morra USN
Sea 2c Crad Morris USN
FC 3c George Mueller USN
Sea 1c Woodrow Nelson USN
F 1c Merrill Nelson USN
MM 2c Harold Newell USN
Sea 1c Eugene Noble USN
MM 3c Carl Nyman USN
RM 3c Rudolph Ograyensek USN
Sea 1c James Olson USN
RT 1c Cornelius Oneill USN
MM 2c William Page USN
Sea 1c Rocco Pesacreta USN
RM 3c Archie Pflugh USN


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