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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
SOM 3c Frank Kelly USN
RM 3c Leonard Kimmel USN
FC 3c William Kiskaddon USN
LCdr Millard Klein USN
Sea 1c Edward Koch USN
SF 1c James Kulp USN
LCdr George Lambert USN
Lt(jg) Robert Lance USN
MM 1c Paul Lauer USN
GM 3c Robert Lautenbach USN
GM 1c Virgil Leslie USN
Ens Norman Lewis USN
Sea 2c Earl Lingusky USN
Sea 2c Charles Liquori USN
WT 2c Harry Lockwood USN
Sea 2c William Loggie USN
Sea 2c Felix Maldonado USN
Sea 2c Charles Mallow USN
Sea 1c Francis Mcbride USN
FC 3c William Mccarty USN


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