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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, December 18, 1944
Lost in Typhoon Cobra
Caught in a typhoon, Hull became “locked in irons” in trough of mountainous sea and unable to steer. All hands worked feverishly to maintain watertight integrity. Taking a heavy roll which tipped the ship 80º caused seawater to cascade into her interior and she was unable to recover. 62 men of the 250 man crew were ultimately rescued.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Henry Gruner USN
Sea 1c Ray Guthrie USN
MM 2c Robert Parrott USN
F 2c Ernest Piccin USN
Sea 2c Frederick Sloane USN
Sea 1c George Updegraff USN
SOM 3c Robert Whitney USN
EM 3c Robert Wilson USN
Sea 1c Harvey Yarbrough USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret)