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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 Earl Hartpence USN
Lt Richard Meyers USN
GM 3c Alfred Lyons USN
SK 3c Robert White USN
SC 3c Jack Adolfi USN
MM 3c Virgil Casey USN
F 1c Merrel Vanvoorhis USN
B 1c Oscar Olson USN
Sea 1c Ralph Rowland USN
Lt(jg) Russell Dell USN
Sea 1c Elmer Halverson USN
Y 2c William Mittenholzer USN
F 1c Howard Wren USN
Sea 1c William Whitford USN
F 1c Sidney Amory USN
RM 3c Sam Cassady USN
MM 1c Noah Vaughn USN
Sea 1c Robert Oneal USN
F 1c Daniel Rossi USN
SF 1c Joseph Floyd USN


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