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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
SOM 3c William Campbell USN
EM 3c Daniel Cameron USN
Lt(jg) Tony Caliger USN
SM 3c Rodrigo Caffoni USN
Sea 1c George Burch USN
F 1c Charles Bumiller USN
Lt Douglas Brumpton USN
Sea 1c Craig Browning USN
QM 1c John Brown USN
RM 1c Sam Brinks USN
Sea 2c Raymond Bridges USN
Sea 2c Hubert Bradley USN
QM 3c Francis Boyle USN
Sea 1c Charles Boucher USN
MM 2c Olin Boney USN
Sea 1c Frederick Boltz USN
MM 2c Virgil Boggs USN
FC 3c Andrew Blocher USN
Sea 1c Julius Blardone USN
Sea 1c Arthur Blake USN