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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, December 18, 1944
Lost in Typhoon Cobra
Preparing to refuel from a fleet oiler and having pumped the seawater ballast out of her fuel tanks in preparation for taking on fuel, the rough sea caused fueling to be canceled. The 100 knot winds and the 60 foot waves rolled the Monaghan on her beam ends and she was able to recover each time. Finally a huge wall of water engulfed the ship and drove the ship under and she was unable to recover. Of the 250 man crew, there were six survivors

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Clarence Bailey USN
Sea 1c Russell Felton USN
LCdr Floyd Garrett USN
GM 2c Dayton Genest USN
GM 3c Joseph Guio USN
Sea 2c William Mccormack USN
Sea 1c Voy Moran USN
Lt(jg) Robert Nolop USN
RM 2c Ralph Wright USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret)