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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
EM 3c Lloyd Stover USN
F 1c John Tate USN
WT 1c John Taylor USN
EM 1c Henry Thaw USN
F 1c Elias Tsendeas USN
MM 3c Larry Vandiver USN
F 1c Merrel Vanvoorhis USN
MM 1c Noah Vaughn USN
MM 2c Charles Vaughn USN
Ck 1c Hilarion Ventura USN
F 2c Dennis Waltrip USN
F 1c Donald Watters USN
Sea 1c Arthur Webber USN
MM 1c Arthur Weed USN
Sea 1c Roscoe Welch USN
TM 2c Steve West USN
RM 2c Dale Westwood USN
Sea 1c Walter Whipple USN
SK 3c Robert White USN
Sea 1c William Whitford USN


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