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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, March 1, 1942
Action south of Java
Pillsbury and the remnants of the Asiatic Fleet were fighting a holding action, staging out of Balikpapan and Tjilatjap, ports in the Netherlands East Indies when they encountered a powerful Japanese force operating to the south of Java. ... The Japanese force consisted of four battleships, five cruisers, aircraft carrier Soryu and the destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 4. In a night surface action, Pillsbury and Asheville were sunk by teamwork firing of three cruisers and two destroyers in Bali Strait, Netherlands East Indies. ... No survivors were picked up by the Japanese warships.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 185

Namesort ascending Service Branch
GM 3c Glenn Tunis USN
CM 3c Clarence Tucker USN
StM 1c Siu Tso USN
SF 1c Lawrence Townsend USN
SK 3c Walter Townley USN
Sea 2c Lyle Thompson USN
MM 2c Huse Terry USN
Cox James Taylor USN
Sea 2c Hugh Taylor USN
Sea 2c Winfred Tanner USN
OC 2c Ramon Taniega USN
Ens Leonard Sulkis USN
GM 2c Darrold Stumpff USN
Sea 1c John Stowell USN
SM 1c Lowell Stoner USN
MM 2c Cleo Sterling USN
F 2c George Stephens USN
MM 3c Frank Soward USN
SC 3c James Sorensen USN
Sea 1c Bertram Solomon USN


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