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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 ascending Service Branch
CWT Bernhardt Woolever USN
Sea 1c Ralph Williamson USN
Sea 1c Roger Williamson USN
SOM 3c Adron Williams USN
SOM 3c Donald Willett USN
EM 1c Frederick Wilkins USN
WT 1c Francis Wicks USN
SOM 3c Frank Whitmore USN
WT 2c Tillman Whitmore USN
TM 1c Robert Wertz USN
F 2c Oliver Watson USN
Sea 2c Marvin Ward USN
SM 3c Charles Verbickey USN
Sea 2c William Varney USN
StM 1c Thomas Usher USN
Ens Harold Tucker USN
SOM 3c John Trunck USN
FC 2c Paul Tranum USN
Sea 1c Robert Thompson USN
RM 2c Jean Sumner USN


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