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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
CWT Elton Smith USN
MM 3c Jack Heintz USN
GM 1c Thomas Jones USN
Sea 1c Ray Lockhart USN
MM 2c Harold Williams USN
Lt Charles Butler USN
SK 3c Vernon Stonecipher USN
MM 3c Virgil Pool USN
QM 1c Linwood Muir USN
CCS Charlie Smith USN
TM 2c Leroy Himmelmann USN
Sea 1c Robert Jones USN
Std 1c Pedro Lopez USN
F 1c Donald Watters USN
CBM Feliciano Calpo USN
EM 3c Lloyd Stover USN
CTM Walter Prouty USN
Lt Joshua Nix USN
CGM Girard Shelton USN
Sea 1c Otto Himmelmann USN


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