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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 Paul Finn USN
EM 1c John Fisher USN
F 3c Thomas Fogo USN
WT 1c Charles Fondren USN
Sea 2c Armand Fontaine USN
F 3c Leon Ford USN
Sea 1c Stephen Fralick USN
F 3c Douglas Fraser USN
Sea 2c John Frazier USN
Y 3c Thomas Ganley USN
RM 2c Charles Goller USN
Ens John Green USN
MM 2c George Gregory USN
CBM William Griswold USN
RM 3c John Gulezian USN
MM 2c William Guyon USN
F 2c Lester Hardy USN
TM 2c Willard Harlowe USN
FC 3c Robert Harris USN
PhM 1c Ellis Hazelton USN


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