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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
SK 3c Robert Hammond USN
EM 3c Albert Head USN
MM 1c William Heglin USN
Sea 2c Clayton Hines USN
Sea 2c John Hockin USN
Sea 2c Homar Hodges USN
Sea 2c John Hoffman USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Hoy USN
Sea 2c Robert Humphrey USN
Sea 2c Larry Hunter USN
Sea 1c Talmadge Jenkins USN
Sea 2c Charles Johnson USN
F 2c Vaul Jones USN
Sea 2c William Jones USN
Sea 2c Charles Kantner USN
Sea 1c Morris Kantor USN
F 1c Roland Kaufman USN
Sea 2c Damon Keene USN
TM 2c Clifford Keith USN
RM 3c Nick Kellemen USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.