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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
Sea 1c L. Milam USN
F 3c Samuel Miles USN
Sea 2c Tommy Moore USN
CWT Thomas Morgan USN
Sea 1c Michael Mulkerrin USN
Lt Arthur Newman USN
Sea 2c Howard Noah USN
Sea 1c Morris Oneal USN
AS Joseph Ostrowski USN
SM 3c Clifford Parkerson USN
AS Harry Pease USN
Sea 2c Paul Pelletier USN
AS Leo Perrier USN
WT 2c Paul Pharmer USN
F 3c Henry Polak USN
Ens Charles Potter USN
Sea 2c John Potts USN
CM 3c C. Prichard USN
Sea 2c Patrick Ray USN
Lt(jg) Charles Reiter USN


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