Follow Us

Follow us   

The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 13, 1944
Kamikaze Attack near Mindoro
While en route to participate in the invasion of Mindoro, Nashville was struck by a kamikaze off Negros Island. The aircraft crashed into her port 5-inch mount, both bombs exploding about 10 feet off the deck. ... Gasoline fires and exploding ammunition made her midships area an inferno, but although 133 were killed and 190 wounded, her remaining 5-inch guns continued to provide antiaircraft cover.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 103

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Pascal Cosentino USN
Sea 1c Carl Costanzo USN
GM 3c David Crosswhite USN
RM 3c Leo Crowe USN
EM 2c Carlyle Dameron USN
Sea 2c Frank Daurio USN
Sea 1c Paul Davis USN
Sea 2c Charles Deforest USN
Sea 2c Frank Diaferio USN
Sea 2c Lonnie Drake USN
F 2c Edward Dudka USN
Sea 2c Michael Dufala USN
Sea 2c Verlan Dunn USN
Sea 2c George Dutkovic USN
Sea 2c Charles Edwards USN
BM 1c Harold Ende USN
Sea 1c Phillip Engesser USN
RM 3c Edward English USN
Sea 1c Leonard Faison USN
Sea 2c Wiliam Faley USN


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