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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 10, 1941
Bombing Raid at Cavite Navy Yard
More than 50 Japanese high level bombers attacked the port of Cavite and destroyed practically the entire base. ... Peary, moored to a small pier, took one bomb forward which riddled the superstructure and stack and killed 8 of her crew. ... She found herself in a very precarious position, as fires began to set off torpedo warheads in a torpedo overhaul shop on the wharf next to her. Fortunately, minesweeper Whippoorwill towed her out of harm’s way.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 17

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 1c Stanley Defuentes USN
Sea 1c James Gashaw USN
Lt Albert Gates USN
F 2c Paul George USN
Sea 1c Roy George USN
SC 3c Ralph Gioncardi USN
Cox Carson Hinton USN
QM 1c James Kerr USN
Cox Clifford Lewis USN
CY Donald Macnaughton USN
Sea 1c Paul Platt USN
Sea 1c Mack Randol USN
Sea 1c Albert Russo USN
Sea 1c Howard Santon USN
Sea 2c Milton Sollis USN
SC 3c Lester Throckmorton USN
SC 3c Cecil Todd USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)