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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
Sea 2c Reuben Deboer USN
F 1c Frank Demikis USN
Sea 2c James Dendy USN
Sea 2c Wilmer Dennis USN
AS Jack Dillenburg USN
Sea 1c Angelo Dimasi USN
AS Warren Dinnocenzo USN
AS Albert Doolin USN
Sea 2c Edward Dunn USN
Sea 1c Wallace Dutka USN
Sea 1c Paul Dutra USN
F 2c James Ebler USN
Sea 2c Richard Engle USN
Sea 2c Alexander Esposito USN
OStd 1c Ricardo Estiludiz USN
SF 1c John Fahy USN
Sea 2c Edwin Fairchild USN
Sea 2c William Farrell USN
CGM William Ferguson USN
F 3c Ernest Fickenworth USN


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