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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, September 13, 1944
Lost in Hurricane
On 10 September 1944, Warrington in company with USS Hyades (AF 28) departed Norfolk VA bound for Trinidad. Both ships encountered heavy weather along the Florida coast which developed into a hurricane. Warrington started taking water from the storm through her vents and engineering spaces which caused a chain reaction of losing electrical power and ships power and ultimately ship's stability. Order was given to abandon ship. 321 crewmembers died in the accident - there were 73 survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 173

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 2c Roger Aldinger USN
F 2c Lloyd Allen USN
Sea 2c Melvin Andrus USN
Sea 1c Eugene Arbogast USN
MM 2c Donald Bagley USN
F 2c Marvin Bandkau USN
F 2c Herbert Banke USN
Sea 1c Stephen Barker USN
F 2c Chester Bennett USN
F 2c Andrew Berger USN
F 2c Harold Bonstrom USN
StM 1c Perley Boyd USN
Sea 1c James Brand USN
F 2c John Breeze USN
Sea 2c Robert Brown USN
F 2c William Brown USN
F 2c John Burton USN
StM 2c Cimuel Campbell USN
RT 3c William Carlin USN
StM 1c Sidney Coleman USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.