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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
Sea 1c Henry Collier USN
StM 2c Joseph Cooper USN
Sea 2c Chester Craig USN
Sea 1c Lige Crawford USN
FC 3c Donald Davis USN
Lt Kenneth Davis USN
RM 3c Salvatore Demarco USN
Sea 2c Clarence Dillon USN
Sea 1c Benjamin Dilorenzo USN
Sea 1c Thomas Dotson USN
Sea 2c Robert Duncan USN
EM 2c Dallas Edwards USN
Sea 2c Samuel England USN
Sea 2c Jake Erickson USN
Sea 2c Donald Ermert USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Everette USN
TM 3c Horace Ferguson USN
F 1c Frank Gschwend USN
WT 2c Harold Hamel USN
Sea 1c Edward Hammon USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.