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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, June 8, 1944
Struck by Mine off French Coast
On June 6, Meredith gave gunfire support to the landing forces on Utah Beach and early in the morning of the following day, while patrolling the offshore waters as a screening vessel, she struck an enemy mine. Severely damaged, with a loss of seven killed and over 50 wounded and missing, Meredith was towed to an anchorage in the Bay of the Seine to be salvaged. However, on the morning of June 9, her seams were further opened by an enemy bombing raid and shortly after she broke in two without warning and sank.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 34

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 1c Michael Wilk USN
Sea 2c Dewey White USN
WT 3c Lee White USN
Lt(jg) James Wagner USN
GM 2c Leonard Torgerson USN
MM 1c Ralph Thompson USN
F 1c Elmer Terrell USN
F 1c Lawrence Stratton USN
Sea 2c Frank Schmilke USN
F 1c Robert Roth USN
Sea 2c Benjamin Riedel USN
MM 2c George Rados USN
Sea 1c George Price USN
WT 1c William Pitts USN
F 1c Philip Pietrucha USN
MM 1c Irving Mycue USN
EM 3c Wyly Letson USN
WT 1c Melvin Lambert USN
Lt Harold Lafey USN
HA 2c Joseph Keizer USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships