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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
TM 1c Kenneth Maurer USN
Lt(jg) William Martin USN
Lt(jg) Dennis Lund USN
FC 3c Charles Longmire USN
RT 1c Thomas Loeffel USN
Sea 1c Floyd Lewis USN
Sea 1c Ben Lay USN
Lt(jg) Irving Lang USN
PhM 1c Raymond Kragtorp USN
Sea 2c Clyde Keller USN
Sea 2c Roy Keller USN
Sea 1c Warren Karp USN
RT 2c Robert Kaen USN
Sea 1c Ferrald Jones USN
RDM 2c Granville Jackson USN
Lt Robert Hurlbut USN
Sea 2c Jack Hughes USN
Lt(jg) Wayne Howell USN
RM 3c Robert Houser USN
Sea 2c Paul Holford USN


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