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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
StM 2c Thomas Primus USN
F 1c Clarence Radle USN
Sea 2c Andrew Rizak USN
Sea 2c Jack Robinson USN
Sea 2c James Robinson USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Robinson USN
Sea 2c Joseph Rodgers USN
Sea 2c Donald Rohel USN
Sea 2c Daniel Rosati USN
Sea 2c Aaron Rose USN
TM 3c Arthur Ruitberg USN
CCS Charles Rupp USN
MM 2c John Scott USN
Lt Robin Scully USN
CGM Frederick Sherrer USN
TM 2c William Shira USN
CSP John Skalko USN
SC 2c Wayne Skinner USN
MM 2c Robert Smith USN
FC 2c James Smith USN


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