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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
QM 2c Frank Burnham USN
CFC John Butler USN
BM 2c William Carpenter USN
CMM Albert Carrier USN
CGM J. Chandler USN
LCdr Edgar Chase USN
FC 3c Nelson Cheshire USN
RM 1c Leon Chuprina USN
WT 2c James Coble USN
Lt Dan Cockrill USN
Sea 2c Monroe Cook USN
FC 3c George Creighton USN
WT 1c Herbert Crombie USN
Ch Mach Raymond Cutlip USN
Sea 2c August Davalos USN
Sea 2c Robert Davenport USN
Sea 2c George Davis USN
Sea 2c Grady Davis USN
Sea 2c John Davis USN
F 1c Donald Davis USN


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