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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
F 2c James Poupard USN
Sea 2c Lewis Powell USN
Sea 1c William Prantl USN
Sea 2c George Pratt USN
Sea 2c Irvin Pratto USN
Sea 1c George Prewitt USN
Sea 2c John Price USN
Sea 2c Ray Price USN
F 1c Robert Price USN
CEM John Rabon USN
EM 2c Peter Rakoci USN
GM 2c Joseph Rakovicky USN
Sea 1c Walter Rice USN
Maurice Rouse USN
Sea 1c Andrew Sasway USN
Cox Octave Saucier USN
GM 3c George Savage USN
Pay Clk Richard Shaver USN
EM 2c Stanley Sheffer USN
MOMM 3c James Sherry USN


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