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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
RDM 3c Albert Brooks USN
StM 2c Joseph Brown USN
StM 2c Samuel Brown USN
SC 2c Stuart Browne USN
Bos'n Maston Calhoon USN
SC 3c Franklin Call USN
Sea 1c Marion Cargill USNR
MOMM 2c Carmelo Carideo USN
Sea 1c Ralph Carter USN
Sea 2c Henry Castagnetti USN
F 1c Eldridge Cayten USN
Lt William Chapell USN
Sea 1c Alexander Chewkanes USN
Ens Nelson Chivers USN
SK 2c Thomas Chorley USN
Sea 1c Harold Christmas USN
Cox Andrew Chuba USN
CBM Stephen Clinton USN
StM 2c Charles Cochran USN
StM 1c Henry Cochran USN


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