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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Mount Hood

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, November 10, 1944
Ammunition Explosion
Mount Hood, at an anchorage in Seadler Harbor along with other COMSOWESPAC ships carried 3800 tons of ordnance material in her holds. Shore party of 17 members of ship's crew from Mount Hood departed ship at 0830. At 0855, a flash was seen coming from Mount Hood quickly followed by 2 explosions. ... There were no survivors other than the shore party of 17 who had departed the ship prior to the explosion. ... Naval Board of Inquiry convened to examine evidence relating to the disaster was unable to ascertain the cause. Available evidence strongly points to the conclusion that explosion was caused by force or agency within the ship itself .

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 327

Name Service Branchsort descending
CMM Daniel Lloyd USN
CM 2c David Baird USN
SC 2c Stuart Browne USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Conant USN
MM 1c John Kelley USN
Sea 1c John Martin USN
Sea 2c Rayburn Mccann USN
Sea 2c Morris Hall USN
Sea 1c Albert Haase USN
Sea 2c Jacob Fuchs USN
FC 3c George Farlow USN
Sea 1c Carmine Dipippo USN
F 1c Johnny Stewart USN
SK 2c Leonard Telmosse USN
CRM Charles Scaffidi USN
MM 3c Frederick Rose USN
MM 3c Thomas Richards USN
Y 2c Charles Noble USN
HA 1c Nicholas Popovich USN
Cox Donald Wilburn USN


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