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.