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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
CEM Glenn Smith USN
Cox Kenneth Sneed USN
BM 2c Edward Sniadack USN
CBM Samuel Spindle USN
WT 1c Dale Springer USN
MM 3c Walter Stephens USN
Sea 1c Roy Stubbs USN
Y 3c Charles Sullivan USN
RM 2c Jean Sumner USN
Sea 1c Robert Thompson USN
FC 2c Paul Tranum USN
SOM 3c John Trunck USN
Ens Harold Tucker USN
StM 1c Thomas Usher USN
Sea 2c William Varney USN
SM 3c Charles Verbickey USN
Sea 2c Marvin Ward USN
F 2c Oliver Watson USN
TM 1c Robert Wertz USN
SOM 3c Frank Whitmore USN


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