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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 2c Arthur Flaxer USN
Sea 1c Raymond Ford USN
Sea 1c George Fuchs USN
Sea 2c Jacob Fuchs USN
GM 1c George Funkey USN
MM 3c Victor Galassi USN
MM 3c Raymond Gendron USN
CWT Thomas Gotliboski USN
MOMM 3c Willard Green USNR
Sea 2c Alvin Griffin USN
Sea 2c William Griffis USN
MM 2c Paul Griffith USN
Sea 2c Darrell Grimes USN
SC 3c Donald Groetzinger USN
Sea 2c Oliver Grover USN
Sea 2c Charles Gruver USN
Sea 2c Vincent Gualtieri USN
EM 3c Murphy Gunn USN
Sea 2c Cleon Guthrie USN
CMM Robert Guthrie USN


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