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Rowan

Ship Designation: 
DD-405
Date Lost: 
Saturday, September 11, 1943
Torpedo Attack en route to Oran
Rowan was operating in support of the Paestum landings in the Gulf of Salerno when action occurred. While returning to Oran on 10 Sept, German E-boats attacked the force. Rowan counter attacked which caused the E-boats to break off their attack on the main force. Five minutes after regaining her station as an escort for the Main force Rowan was struck by a torpedo and sank in less than a minute. 202 of the 273 officers and men went down with the ship.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 197

Namesort ascending Service Branch
EM 2c Claude Odonnell USN
Sea 1c Andrew Nowosielski USN
F 1c Robert Novak USN
GM 3c Stephen Nourse USN
Sea 2c John Nimmons USN
MM 3c William Neil USN
EM 3c Glenn Myers USN
MM 3c Ben Murphy USN
SOM 3c Burl Murphy USN
MM 1c Grover Moore USN
B 1c Clyde Moore USN
Ck 3c Ernest Moody USN
GM 3c Charles Moffett USN
GM 3c Edward Milton USN
SC 2c Camille Miciotto USN
MOMM 1c Albert Metzler USN
TM 3c William Mccauley USN
MM 1c Vernon Mayberry USN
MM 1c Glenn Matthes USN
Sea 1c Willard Masters USN

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Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.