Sank after Explosion
Sailing from Pago Pago with a tow destined for Espiritu Santo Navajo was rocked by an explosion. Within seconds Navajo took a heavy starboard list and began going down, rapidly, by the bow and abandonment was ordered. As the ship settled depth charges secured to port and starboard K-gun projectors exploded. An estimated two minutes had passed before she sank, but 17 of her crew accompanied her to the bottom.