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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
QM 3c Ernest Coon USN
F 3c Marshel Cothren USN
SC 3c Edsel Creach USN
GM 2c Charles Crisafulli USN
Sea 1c Marshall Crockett USN
Lt(jg) James Danforth USN
OC 2c Tomas Dayo USN
Sea 2c George Devore USN
EM 3c Joseph Doucette USN
QM 3c Louis Estabrooks USN
CMM Charles Fidler USN
Y 2c Ernest Fisher USN
Sea 1c Harold French USN
CMM Oscar Gadbois USN
Sea 2c Raymond Gambrill USN
Sea 2c William Goff USN
F 1c Russell Gregg USN
F 2c Francis Hall USN
GM 2c William Harris USN
BM 2c Lawrence Healey USN


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