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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
SOM 3c Douglas Blackmon USN
SOM 2c James Dacey USN
RM 3c Lawrence Frankenfield USN
RM 3c Ernest Holt USN
WT 2c Harry Lockwood USN
EM 3c Joseph Holzschuh USN
CBM Samuel Spindle USN
Sea 1c Woodrow Nelson USN
TM 3c Arthur Ruitberg USN
SOM 3c Adron Williams USN
SC 2c Lee Blecha USN
Sea 1c William Dufrisne USN
EM 2c Vurtle Frazier USN
SF 2c Louis Hoffman USN
Sea 2c Charles Liquori USN
Sea 1c Robert Hood USN
WT 1c Dale Springer USN
F 1c Merrill Nelson USN
Sea 2c Donald Rohel USN
SOM 3c Donald Willett USN


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