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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 18, 1942
Grounded off Newfoundland
Truxtun arrived at Reykavik on January 13, 1942 and, six days later, headed back to Argentia with Convoy ON-57. ... At 0415 on 18 February while acting as escort to Pollux (AK S-2) in Placentae Bay, Newfoundland, Truxtun ran aground on Ferryland Point. ... She broke up almost immediately after grounding and in spite of the heroic efforts of the local populace, lost 110 members of her crew to the elements.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 100

Namesort descending Service Branch
Lt Elmer Anderson USN
F 1c William Aycock USN
F 1c Fred Blaylock USN
Mach Felix Borus USN
F 1c Milton Boyce USN
GM 3c Adrain Bramlett USN
F 1c Prentiss Britt USN
WT 2c Marvin Brockway USN
SM 1c Walter Brom USN
F 2c Robert Brooks USN
RM 3c Walter Brothers USN
Sea 1c Joseph Buck USN
WT 1c Marshal Bunker USN
RM 2c William Butterworth USN
F 1c James Carpenter USN
Sea 2c Robert Casey USN
AS James Cato USN
F 3c Leo Cato USN
Sea 1c George Chrysanthem USN
QM 1c Lewis Compton USN


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