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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Douglas Cargill USN
Sea 1c Philip Caron USN
Lt(jg) Howard Carter USN
FC 3c Attilio Catalano USN
Sea 1c Paul Chandonait USN
WT 3c Joseph Chezick USN
RDM 3c Johnnie Christopher USN
FC 3c Paul Christy USN
Sea 2c Anthony Cimo USN
RT 3c Edward Codere USN
Sea 1c Milton Cohen USN
Sea 1c Edward Collins USN
Sea 1c Santo Colombrito USN
RDM 2c Harvey Conrad USN
Sea 1c Joseph Costanzo USN
RM 3c Thurston Cox USN
Sea 1c Mark Curran USN
FC 3c William Currie USN
Sea 1c Robbie Daniel USN
CFC Ernest Dauphinais USN


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