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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, March 1, 1942
Battle with Hiei and Kirishima
After completing the rescue of survivors from Langley (AV-3), Edsall proceeded to Tjilatjap. She never arrived The gallant old four piper fought a hopeless action against Japanese battleships Hiei and Kirishima sank her with gunfire.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 153

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 2c John Oed USN
MM 3c James Olsen USN
MM 3c Errett Olson USN
B 1c Oscar Olson USN
Sea 1c Robert Oneal USN
Sea 1c James Oneal USN
MM 1c James Oneil USN
CBM Louis Parker USN
CMM Harold Parks USN
Sea 2c Loys Parsons USN
Sea 1c Robert Paul USN
GM 3c Thomas Pickhardt USN
BM 1c Edward Pierce USN
F 2c John Poffenberger USN
MM 3c Virgil Pool USN
CTM Walter Prouty USN
TM 2c Donald Ragan USN
Sea 1c Doc Raney USN
F 1c Paul Rawers USN
RM 3c Harold Rice USN


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