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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
Sea 2c Loys Parsons USN
MM 1c James Oneil USN
BM 1c Edward Snapp USN
Ens John Gustin USN
Sea 2c William Huntley USN
Sea 1c Norman Mckenzie USN
QM 3c Robert Williams USN
EM 2c Howard Brown USN
CM 1c Arnold Steckenrider USN
Sea 1c Robert Paul USN
Sea 2c Robert Morton USN
SF 2c Irvine Snow USN
RM 1c Paul Hegerfeldt USN
BM 2c John Jackson USN
QM 2c James Mcgee USN
F 1c John Williams USN
Cox John Burgoyne USN
TM 1c William Stewart USN
F 2c John Poffenberger USN
Sea 2c Loren Myers USN


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