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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, September 11, 1943
Bomb Attack at Salerno Landing
While providing gunfire support for Salerno landing, Savannah was hit by a German radio controlled bomb which hit 6”/47 Turret #3 and penetrated deep within hull before exploding killing 197 men and seriously wounding 15.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 204

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Richard Agans USN
Sea 1c Clayton Amweg USN
EM 2c Arthur Anderson USN
Sea 1c William Ashley USN
Sea 2c Raymond Barker USN
CEM Leslie Bartlett USN
Cox Arthur Bathel USN
EM 1c Houston Beard USN
Sea 2c Harry Bechtold USN
Sea 1c Robert Blair USN
F 2c Joseph Brammer USN
Sea 1c Charles Brandt USN
Cox Charles Branham USN
Sea 2c Daniel Brown USN
Sea 1c Robert Buchler USN
Cox Harold Bush USN
SC 1c Walter Butkus USN
BM 2c Cecil Call USN
Sea 2c William Campbell USN
Sea 2c Douglas Centers USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.