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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, October 15, 1942
Attack by Enemy Aircraft
Departing Espiritu Santo on 12 October 1942 to escort a convoy to Guadalcanal, convoy came under attack by 35 Japanese bombers and torpedo planes from the carrier Zuikaku. Fighting valiantly, Meredith brought down three of the attacking aircraft before being hit and sunk. Meredith survivors rescued after 3 days in the water. Sixty three officers and men from Meredith survived the sinking and were rescued by friendly forces after being in shark infested waters for three days.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 186

Namesort descending Service Branch
GM 2c Joe Adams USN
Cox Domenick Agnese USN
CM Alvin Aiken USN
SC 2c Glenn Alderman USN
Lt(jg) John Atherton USN
CMM Milton Barlau USN
Sea 1c August Bauer USN
F 2c Hiram Baumgartner USN
WT 2c Charles Beaston USN
Sea 1c Joseph Beaudry USN
RM 1c Eugene Belli USNR
RM 3c Ralph Bennett USN
F 1c Austin Bernard USN
CY Judson Bishop USN
Sea 2c Lyle Bohannon USN
Sea 2c James Bortle USN
Sea 2c Thomas Bradley USN
Sea 1c William Braun USN
F 3c Harry Brody USN
SK 2c Harold Bureman USN


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