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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, June 8, 1944
Struck by Mine off French Coast
On June 6, Meredith gave gunfire support to the landing forces on Utah Beach and early in the morning of the following day, while patrolling the offshore waters as a screening vessel, she struck an enemy mine. Severely damaged, with a loss of seven killed and over 50 wounded and missing, Meredith was towed to an anchorage in the Bay of the Seine to be salvaged. However, on the morning of June 9, her seams were further opened by an enemy bombing raid and shortly after she broke in two without warning and sank.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 34

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 1c Oren Baker USN
WT 3c Francis Bickel USN
CBM A. Breaux USN
MM 2c John Denning USN
TM 2c Robert Dibble USN
MM 1c John Dorgan USN
CWT William Evans USN
WT 3c Franklin Fenton USN
F 1c Jacob Fox USN
F 1c Joseph Grillo USN
MM 2c James Hird USN
F 1c James Johnson USN
CMM Rollie Jones USN
F 1c Charles Kasza USN
HA 2c Joseph Keizer USN
Lt Harold Lafey USN
WT 1c Melvin Lambert USN
EM 3c Wyly Letson USN
MM 1c Irving Mycue USN
F 1c Philip Pietrucha USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships