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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 Richard Guzzo USN
Sea 1c Albert Haase USN
Sea 2c Henry Hadeed USN
Sea 2c Raymond Hail USN
Sea 2c Richard Hall USN
Sea 1c Richard Hall USN
Sea 2c Morris Hall USN
Sea 2c Francis Hallahan USN
Sea 2c Edward Hallick USN
Sea 2c Richard Halligan USN
MM 1c Benard Halterman USN
Sea 2c Charles Ham USN
Sea 2c Harry Hamel USN
Sea 2c Roy Hancock USN
Lt(jg) Robert Hanlon USN
Sea 2c John Hanly USN
Sea 2c Melton Hannabarger USN
Sea 2c Joseph Harden USN
PhM 2c John Hardin USN
Sea 2c Clarence Hargrave USN


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