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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
Matt 1c James Lee USN
Sea 2c Earl Lee USN
Y 1c Andrew Leight USN
RM 3c Joseph Leszicka USN
Sea 2c Edward Luehr USN
MM 1c Edward Macmaniman USN
Sea 1c Stanley Macnear USN
Sea 2c Alan Madsen USN
Sea 2c William Maloney USN
Sea 2c William Marks USN
MM 1c George Martin USN
BM 1c Robert Matheson USN
Sea 2c Jay Maynard USN
Sea 2c Julius Mazaika USN
Sea 1c John Mcdonald USN
F 1c Warren Mclaughlin USN
Bos'n Donald Mclean USN
Sea 1c Robert Mcneel USN
Cox Donald Mcquade USN
Sea 1c John Mielke USN


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