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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
Ens Thomas Luerssen USNR
Sea 2c Ted Lynn USN
Sea 1c Linford Mainzer USN
Sea 2c Ralph Majewski USN
WT 3c Richard Marklund USN
GM 1c John Martin USN
Sea 2c Ernest Matson USN
SOM 3c Lawrence Mclean USN
Sea 2c Roy Miskimmin USN
Sea 1c Alfred Mitchell USN
Lt(jg) Robert Moore USN
EM 3c Clarence Morgan USN
Sea 1c John Munoz USN
CGM Elvin Neaville USN
SC 3c Glenn Nelson USN
Lt North Oberlin USN
SC 2c Vernon Olson USN
B 2c Harry Omalley USN
StM 1c James Oneal USN
MM 2c William Owens USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.