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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 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
CWT Elton Smith USN
MM 3c Jack Heintz USN
GM 1c Thomas Jones USN
Sea 1c Ray Lockhart USN
MM 2c Harold Williams USN
Lt Charles Butler USN
SK 3c Vernon Stonecipher USN
MM 3c Virgil Pool USN
QM 1c Linwood Muir USN
CCS Charlie Smith USN


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