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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
F 1c Adam Holencik USN
RM 3c Harry Henderson USN
SOM 3c Walter Heaxt USN
SOM 2c Robert Hassel USN
Lt(jg) Gordon Hardwick USN
Sea 1c Robert Hanson USN
Lt(jg) Robert Grant USN
LCdr Edward Grace USN
RDM 3c Norman Glick USN
SK 3c James Gill USN
Sea 1c Robert Gates USN
QM 3c Mario Fini USN
Ens William Feneran USN
RM 2c Israel Feinstein USN
Sea 1c Miller Farley USN
Sea 1c Donald Etherton USN
Ens Edwin Early USN
Ens Vernon Dorsey USN
Std 3c Willie Donan USN
Cox Donald Davidson USN