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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


New Mexico

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, May 12, 1945
Kamikaze strike at Okinawa
While approaching her berth in Hagushi anchorage just after sunset May 12, New Mexico was attacked by two suicides; one plunged into her, the other managed to hit her with his bomb. ... She was set an fire, and 54 of her men were killed, with 119 wounded. ... Swift action extinguished the fires within half an hour, and on 28 May she departed for repairs at Leyte, followed by rehearsals for the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 34

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Cletus Hart USN
Sea 1c William Hatcher USN
BM 1c Jacob Hoch USN
Sea 1c Oden Johnson USN
GM 3c John Key USN
Sea 1c Orville Kimball USN
ARM 2c Edward Kurzawa USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Modesitt USN
GM 1c Alva Moorfield USN
Cox Raymond Novak USN
RM 1c Walter Rougeux USN
EM 2c Henry Schuler USN
Sea 2c Joseph Teefy USN
PhM 3c Hiram Waters USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships