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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
AS James Cato USN
CWT Thomas Morgan USN
Sea 2c George Devore USN
F 1c Thomas Maddox USN
QM 2c William Kemble USN
QM 3c Louis Estabrooks USN
F 3c Leo Cato USN
Sea 2c Howard Noah USN
OC 2c Tomas Dayo USN
Sea 1c John Mahan USN
GM 1c Maurice Ryckechem USN
Sea 1c Harold French USN
QM 1c Lewis Compton USN
Sea 1c Morris Oneal USN
Lt(jg) James Danforth USN
RM 3c Sherrill Maeger USN
Sea 1c Marshall Crockett USN
Sea 1c Michael Mulkerrin USN
QM 3c Ernest Coon USN
AS Joseph Ostrowski USN


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