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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 George Danenhauer USN
Ens Robert Hill USN
Sea 1c Floyd Metz USN
Sea 1c Roger Jensen USN
LCdr Millard Klein USN
F 1c Clarence Radle USN
Sea 2c James Robinson USN
FC 2c James Smith USN
Sc 3c Roesler Bertram USN
CFC John Crawford USN
SOM 2c John Darrow USN
F 1c Howard Hill USN
MM 3c Francis Merrick USN
EM 3c Charles Hugus USN
Sea 1c Roy Stubbs USN
StM 2c Thomas Primus USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Robinson USN
CEM Glenn Smith USN
QM 3c James Beverly USN
B 2c William Crowell USN


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