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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
Lt Phillip Wild USN
Sea 1c Robert Williams USN
QM 3c Robert Williams USN
F 1c John Williams USN
MM 2c Harold Williams USN
QM 3c Waldo Williamson USN
Sea 2c Robert Wilson USN
Sea 2c Noah Wilson USN
MM 2c Allen Wilson USN
TM 3c Randolph Worley USN
F 1c Howard Wren USN
F 2c Everett Yancey USN
TM 3c Clyde York USN


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