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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Tuesday, October 20, 1942
Torpedo Attack near Solomons
While cruising in support of the operations in the Solomons, Chester was hit by a torpedo on the starboard side, amidships, on 20 October which killed 11 and wounded 12. She returned to Espiritu Santo under her own power for emergency repairs 23 October.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 11

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Leonard Gaither USN
F 1c Edgar Miller USN
MM 1c Otto Hopf USN
F 1c Robert Horton USN
F 2c Otto Jackson USN
Sea 2c William Morgan USN
MM 2c Victor Willie USN
MM 1c Arlo Chamberlain USN
MM 2c Robert Duggins USN
F 1c Wilbur Fisk USN
CMM Kenneth Erwin USN