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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, December 30, 1944
Struck by Bomber at Mindoro
Late the next month, while in a Mindoro bound convoy with 30 PT Boats and 50 other vessels enemy planes made life tenuous. ... On December 30, a Val bomber came in low on the starboard side and crashed Orestes amidships causing heavy damage and the loss of 45 members of the crew. Accompanying LCIs finally brought the resultant fires under control and the craft was beached.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 53

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens Rex Sherman USN
Bos'n Edward Smith USN
Sea 1c John Smith USN
CEM Floyd Stearns USN
StM 1c Vesper Stuckey USN
SK 3c William Taylor USN
MOMM 1c Dewey Thomas USN
MOMM 1c George Webb USN
MM 3c Charles Willett USN
SK 2c Thomas Williams USN
Sea 2c Richard Wingfield USN
SF 3c Robert Yensan USN
Ens Frederick Ziethen USN


DIctionary of American Naval Fighting Ships