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The United States Navy Memorial

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

Name Service Branchsort descending
MM 1c John Dorgan USN
WT 1c William Pitts USN
F 1c Jacob Fox USN
F 1c Philip Pietrucha USN
CWT William Evans USN
MM 1c Irving Mycue USN
WT 3c Franklin Fenton USN
F 1c Lawrence Stratton USN
WT 1c Melvin Lambert USN
F 1c Elmer Terrell USN
Lt Harold Lafey USN
MM 1c Ralph Thompson USN
HA 2c Joseph Keizer USN
GM 2c Leonard Torgerson USN
CMM Rollie Jones USN
F 1c Michael Wilk USN
F 1c Charles Kasza USN
Sea 2c Dewey White USN
F 1c Oren Baker USN
F 1c James Johnson USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships