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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 ascending Service Branch
TM 3c Clyde York USN
F 2c Everett Yancey USN
F 1c Howard Wren USN
TM 3c Randolph Worley USN
Sea 2c Robert Wilson USN
Sea 2c Noah Wilson USN
MM 2c Allen Wilson USN
QM 3c Waldo Williamson USN
Sea 1c Robert Williams USN
QM 3c Robert Williams USN
F 1c John Williams USN
MM 2c Harold Williams USN
Lt Phillip Wild USN
Sea 1c William Whitford USN
SK 3c Robert White USN
Sea 1c Walter Whipple USN
RM 2c Dale Westwood USN
TM 2c Steve West USN
Sea 1c Roscoe Welch USN
MM 1c Arthur Weed USN


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