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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
Y 2c Eldon Burdick USN
MM 1c Frank Bush USN
GM 2c Oliver Christensen USN
Cox Philip Cox USN
Lt(jg) David Crais USN
Ens Dudley Crawford USN
CFC John Crawford USN
B 2c William Crowell USN
SOM 2c James Dacey USN
TM 2c George Danenhauer USN
SF 2c Ervin Danielowski USN
SOM 2c John Darrow USN
SK 2c Meyer Davis USN
SOM 2c Charles Dearman USN
Sea 1c LeRoy Dischinger USN
Sea 1c Glenn Donovan USN
RM 3c Richard Donovan USN
SM 1c James Dorris USN
QM 2c Walter Dudiak USN
Sea 1c William Dufrisne USN


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