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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
WT 2c Tillman Whitmore USN
WT 1c Francis Wicks USN
EM 1c Frederick Wilkins USN
SOM 3c Donald Willett USN
SOM 3c Adron Williams USN
Sea 1c Ralph Williamson USN
Sea 1c Roger Williamson USN
CWT Bernhardt Woolever USN


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