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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Howard Cook USN
WT 2c Verlin Crosley USN
Lt(jg) Russell Dell USN
MM 3c Donald Donaldson USN
Cox Elmore Duff USN
Lt John Fairbanks USN
Y 3c Willard Faulkner USN
SF 1c Joseph Floyd USN
MM 2c Clarence Foster USN
CY Arthur Giese USN
RM 2c Wallace Gilman USN
Lt(jg) Morris Gilmore USN
Ens John Gustin USN
Sea 1c Elmer Halverson USN
Sea 1c David Handy USN
Sea 2c Earl Hartpence USN
Sea 2c Cecil Haskins USN
SM 3c Carl Hayes USN
RM 1c Paul Hegerfeldt USN
MM 3c Jack Heintz USN