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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
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
SC 2c Wayne Skinner USN
F 2c Oliver Watson USN


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