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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
Sea 1c Nicholas Dichiaro USN
MOMM 2c Robert Dickie USNR
F 1c Robert Dickson USN
Sea 1c Nicholas Difrancesco USN
Sea 2c Giovanni Dilillo USN
Sea 1c William Dineen USN
Sea 1c Louis Dinitto USN
Sea 1c Carmine Dipippo USN
Sea 1c Adam Ditieri USN
Sea 2c David Divilio USN
Sea 1c Clyde Dixon USNR
Sea 1c Jack Dodge USN
Cox Norman Dosland USNR
MOMM 1c Gerald Doubblestein USN
Prtr 2c Gerard Dougherty USN
Sea 1c Harold Drake USN
Sea 1c William Duff USN
Sea 1c William Durr USN
Sea 1c Ellsworth Dyer USN
Sea 1c Edward Dzierzek USN


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