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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 2c Harold Kelm USN
Sea 2c Arthur Kenary USN
Lt(jg) Robert Kennedy USN
Lt(jg) William Keppel USN
F 1c Robert Kern USN
Sea 2c John Kilfoyle USN
Sea 2c Reuben Kilmer USN
Sea 2c Thomas King USN
Sea 2c Elmer Koelling USN
Sea 2c James Kohr USN
Sea 2c Lester Kreiser USN
Sea 2c Frank Kulkkula USN
Sea 2c John Kuna USN
Sea 2c Charles Kunath USN
Sea 2c Willard Lalonde USN
Sea 2c Clarence Lambert USN
Sea 2c Paul Larussa USN
FC 3c Ross Latimer USN
RT 3c Milton Lease USN
WT 1c Ernest Long USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.