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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
WT 1c John Taylor USN
BM 1c Edward Pierce USN
Sea 1c Albert Norvellis USN
RM 3c Harold Rice USN
Lt(jg) Morris Gilmore USN
CEM Richard Kunold USN
Sea 1c Woodrow Mauldin USN
MM 2c Allen Wilson USN
Sea 1c Woodrow Bonds USN
F 1c John Tate USN
CMM Harold Parks USN
CBM Louis Parker USN
MM 2c William Slegt USN
RM 2c Wallace Gilman USN
GM 2c Raymond Latham USN
F 1c Claud Mathis USN
Sea 1c Robert Williams USN
WT 1c Peter Borrego USN
CMM Ellwood Steen USN
Sea 2c Loys Parsons USN


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