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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 ascending
Sea 1c James Oneal USN
Ck 1c Sebas Rosales USN
MM 2c Clarence Foster USN
MM 2c Leon Keeney USN
SC 3c Keith Mills USN
F 2c Everett Yancey USN
Sea 1c Walter Whipple USN
M 1c Horace Andrus USN
Sea 1c Howard Cook USN
Ck 1c Hilarion Ventura USN
MM 3c James Olsen USN
FC 1c Lee Root USN
Lt John Fairbanks USN
F 1c Walter Knowles USN
MM 2c Clayton Moore USN
Sea 2c Robert Wilson USN
RM 2c Dale Westwood USN
Std 3c Gregorio Balite USN
WT 2c Verlin Crosley USN
F 2c Dennis Waltrip USN


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