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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
TM 2c Herbert Andro USN
Y 2c Eldon Burdick USN
Sea 1c LeRoy Dischinger USN
SC 1c Delbert Grevette USN
PhM 1c Richard Mcclintock USN
SM 2c Louis Kassebaum USN
MM 1c Paul Lauer USN
Ens Harold Tucker USN
MM 3c Carl Nyman USN
CSP John Skalko USN
TM 1c Robert Wertz USN
GM 2c Henry Augsburger USN
MM 1c Frank Bush USN
SM 1c James Dorris USN
Sea 1c Michael Griffin USN
FC 3c William Mccarty USN
Y 2c Charles Jones USN
SOM 3c Frank Kelly USN
SOM 3c John Trunck USN
RT 1c Cornelius Oneill USN


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