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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Charles Staton USN
Sea 1c Richard Silcock USN
Sea 2c George Pratt USN
Lt Frank Metzgar USN
Sea 2c Jack Hughes USN
QM 3c Mario Fini USN
Lt(jg) Robert Grant USN
Sea 1c Charles Boucher USN
FC 3c Attilio Catalano USN
Sea 2c Harlin Taylor USN
Sea 1c Milton Siltmann USN
Sea 1c George Prewitt USN
MM 2c Stephen Mezynski USN
Lt(jg) Wayne Howell USN
Ens William Feneran USN
CRT Charles Yeomans USN
QM 3c Francis Boyle USN
Sea 1c Paul Chandonait USN
Sea 1c Jerome Tarnopol USN
GM 2c Simon Shore USN