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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
RM 3c Rudolph Ograyensek USN
CGM Frederick Sherrer USN
WT 2c Tillman Whitmore USN
RDM 2c John Anderson USN
Sea 1c James Brinkley USN
Sea 1c Glenn Donovan USN
Sea 1c Andrew Eubanks USN
StM 2c Joshua Hammond USN
Sea 2c Felix Maldonado USN
LCdr George Lambert USN
Sea 2c William Varney USN
Sea 1c James Olson USN
Lt Robin Scully USN
WT 1c Francis Wicks USN
Ens John Andrae USN
Sea 1c Boyd Bruvold USN
RM 3c Richard Donovan USN
F 1c Clayton Grigsby USN
F 1c Arthur Halstead USN
Sea 2c Charles Mallow USN


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