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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, November 13, 1942
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
On November 13, Portland was part of a surface combat unit that fought a greatly superior Japanese force close to Guadalcanal. Portland was torpedoed in the stern in that action and had to be towed to Australia for temporary repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 14

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Joseph Allen USN
PhM 3c Clyde Bragg USN
CPhM Charles Compton USN
SC 2c Gerald Ferro USN
MM 1c Joseph Gober USN
Sea 2c Erwin Holtkamp USN
OC 2c Jimmie Johnson USN
AS Donald Joyce USN
Sea 1c Robert Mattix USN
Matt 1c Franklin Osborne USN
EM 2c Charles Parker USN
Sea 2c Hayes Roberson USN
SF 3c George Sullivan USN
Lt Robert Williams USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships