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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 ascending
PhM 1c Raymond Kragtorp USN
SOM 3c Walter Heaxt USN
F 1c James Weekley USN
QM 1c John Brown USN
Sea 2c Anthony Cimo USN
Sea 1c Donald Walker USN
Ck 3c Julian Smith USN
Sea 1c Cary Post USN
Sea 1c Edmund Molloy USN
Sea 1c Ben Lay USN
SOM 2c Robert Hassel USN
Sea 1c Craig Browning USN
RT 3c Edward Codere USN
MM 2c Joseph Visocky USN
SOM 3c Ernest Phillips USN
F 2c Acie Potter USN
MM 2c Mason Mitzel USN
Lt(jg) Irving Lang USN
Lt(jg) Gordon Hardwick USN
Lt Douglas Brumpton USN