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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
LCdr Ralph Hickox USN
Sea 1c Edward Horvath USN
Matt 2c Earl Houston USN
Sea 2c Allen Johnson USN
TM 3c Sloan Jones USN
CBM Frederick Kane USN
QM 2c William Kemble USN
F 1c Chester Kowal USN
GM 3c William Kremple USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Landry USN
SC 2c Elmer Lane USN
OStd 3c Henry Langston USN
MM 1c Merlin Lerouge USN
TM 3c Charles Lisi USN
WT 1c Louis Loehnberg USN
F 1c Thomas Maddox USN
RM 3c Sherrill Maeger USN
Sea 1c John Mahan USN
F 1c Norman Mcpeek USN
F 1c Elvin Meadows USN


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