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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
CWT Elton Smith USN
CCS Charlie Smith USN
MM 2c William Slegt USN
CGM Girard Shelton USN
CPhM Erwin Schmitt USN
B 2c Joseph Saracina USN
CQM George Sanderson USN
Ck 2c Ruperto Sanares USN
Sea 1c Ralph Rowland USN
F 1c Daniel Rossi USN
Ck 1c Sebas Rosales USN
FC 1c Lee Root USN
SM 1c Filippo Riggio USN
RM 3c Harold Rice USN
F 1c Paul Rawers USN
Sea 1c Doc Raney USN
TM 2c Donald Ragan USN
CTM Walter Prouty USN
MM 3c Virgil Pool USN
F 2c John Poffenberger USN


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