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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
Lt Richard Meyers USN
GM 3c Alfred Lyons USN
SK 3c Robert White USN
SC 3c Jack Adolfi USN
MM 3c Virgil Casey USN
F 1c Merrel Vanvoorhis USN
B 1c Oscar Olson USN
Sea 1c Ralph Rowland USN
Lt(jg) Russell Dell USN
Sea 1c Elmer Halverson USN
Y 2c William Mittenholzer USN
F 1c Howard Wren USN
Sea 1c William Whitford USN


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