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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 2c William Brown USN
FC 3c Jack Tuttle USN
MM 1c Victor Rippa USN
StM 1c Eddie Scott USN
Sea 2c John Proven USN
MM 1c William Heglin USN
EM 2c Dallas Edwards USN
Sea 2c Charles Kunath USN
F 1c Robert Kern USN
Sea 1c Talmadge Jenkins USN
F 2c Roger Aldinger USN
F 2c John Burton USN
SC 1c Harold Upton USN
FC 2c Walter Ricketts USN
TM 3c Russell Shott USN
EM 2c William Preuster USN
Sea 2c John Hoffman USN
Sea 2c Ted Lynn USN
Sea 2c Willard Lalonde USN
Sea 2c Larry Hunter USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.