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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, June 8, 1945
Struck a Mine near Borneo
With Mine Division 34, Salute began the pre-invasion sweep for the landings in Brunei Bay, Borneo, on 7 June 1945. The next day, she struck a mine, buckled amidships, and both bow and stern began to sink. Two landing craft attempted to salvage the minesweeper, but they were unable to control her flooding, and the ship sank.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Douglas Vandresse USN
Sea 1c Willard Turley USN
F 1c Carl Swanson USN
MOMM 2c Ralph Shafer USN
GM 2c Roy Ojala USN
MOMM 3c David Lowrey USN
EM 2c Kaley Crotwell USN
MOMM 2c William Brown USN
SM 3c Edward Banach USN
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