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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, March 26, 1945
Mine Explosion near Okinawa
While operating as offshore patrol in support of the Okinawa campaign, Halligan had the misfortune of striking a moored mine which exploded her forward magazines, blowing off the forward section of the ship including the bridge. ... Losing 150 of her 300 man crew in the mishap, order was given to abandon ship. ... The hulk of Halligan remained afloat after being abandoned and drifted aground on a small island where it was battered by surf and Japanese shore batteries.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 140

Namesort ascending Service Branch
CRT Charles Yeomans USN
Lt(jg) Donald White USN
F 1c Frank Weil USN
F 1c James Weekley USN
Sea 1c Leonard Washburn USN
Sea 1c Donald Walker USN
MM 2c Joseph Visocky USN
Cox Oscar Turi USN
RM 3c Jacob Travis USN
Sea 2c Harlin Taylor USN
Sea 1c Jerome Tarnopol USN
MOMM 1c Theodore Tacke USN
Sea 1c Charles Staton USN
Cox Henry Soeby USN
BM 2c Orien Smith USN
Ck 3c Julian Smith USN
FC 2c Donald Smart USN
Sea 1c Milton Siltmann USN
Sea 1c Richard Silcock USN
GM 2c Simon Shore USN


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