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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 1c Newton Miles USN
WT 2c Edward Miller USN
Sea 2c Joseph Miller USN
Sea 1c Richard Miller USN
Sea 1c James Montgomery USN
CTM Edward Moon USN
Sea 1c Anthony Morrow USN
Ens Gaston Morton USN
F 1c Donald Murdock USN
GM 3c John Murphy USN
CM 3c Verner Murray USN
Lt(jg) Alfred Naifeh USN
TM 3c Charles Naplava USN
F 1c Joseph Odum USN
Sea 1c Patrick Oreilly USN
GM 2c Anthony Orlando USN
EM 3c John Owen USN
Sea 2c John Pate USN
FC 1c Vernon Paulsen USN
Sea 1c Joseph Pawlus USN


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