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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, January 24, 1944
Explosion near Salerno Italy
Mayo gave fire and antiaircraft protection to the beachhead at Salerno, Italy, September 8, 1943, and again January 22 to 24, 1944 to the assault beaches at Anzio. ... At 2001 on the 24th a sudden explosion killed seven and wounded 23 of her crew while almost breaking her in two. ... Despite a gaping hole at the waterline, starboard she survived a tow back to Naples for a temporary patch and 3 March began the long tow back to the States.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 7

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 2c Clarence Ash USN
MM 1c James Dunn USN
EM 1c Charles Legarde USN
MM 1c Bruce Macdonald USN
Mach Ernest Richmond USN
Sea 2c Roland Seno USN
CMM Logan Womack USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships