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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Struck Mine on D-Day
While performing escort duties of heavy ships and transports across the channel and in the process of proceeding to her fire support station Corry hit a mine, which exploded below her engineering spaces, and all power was lost. Within minutes, she had broken amidships and her main deck was under 2 feet of water. The order was given to abandon ship, and her survivors were in the water some 2 hours under constant shelling until rescued by friendly forces. Of her crew, 6 were dead, 16 missing, and 33 injured.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 22

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Frank Tomcho USN
MM 2c Bernard Wade USN


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