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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
WT 1c Harold Pederson USN
BM 2c Edward Pendergast USN
F 2c Albert Penman USN
Lt(jg) Ray Penrod USN
F 2c Buford Peoples USN
F 3c Joseph Pepe USN
Sea 1c James Petersohn USN
Sea 2c James Phillips USN
F 1c Charles Pierpoint USN
F 3c Louis Pinder USN
Sea 1c Joseph Poitras USN
Sea 1c Anthony Povilitis USN
MM 1c Tilmon Reeves USN
Matt 2c Jimmie Reynolds USN
CM 2c Clair Rhinevault USN
StM 2c William Rice USN
TM 3c Richard Rieger USN
Sea 2c John Robinson USN
Sea 1c Carl Rogers USN
F 2c Bernard Romano USN


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