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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
TM 1c Harry Henning USN
F 1c Eugene Hill USN
Sea 2c Floyd Hill USN
Sea 2c James Hindes USN
Sea 2c Joseph Hoops USN
Sea 2c James Houchin USN
Lt(jg) Jefferson Howard USN
Cdr Harry Hubbard USN
TM 1c John Hunter USN
StM 1c Norman Hykes USN
MM 1c James Jacker USN
MM 2c Arthur Jackson USN
F 1c Cornelius Jansen USN
OC 1c Jeather Jones USN
Sea 2c Jack Kirkpatrick USN
Sea 1c Wiliam Knowlton USN
EM 1c George Krinsky USN
Sea 2c Frederick Lamotte USN
Sea 1c Anthony Lariccia USN
F 3c Mathew Larrabee USN


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