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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 William Parsley USN
SC 3c Garrett Peratt USN
GM 2c Norman Perry USN
MM 1c Howard Perry USN
Y 2c Lawrence Pesek USN
RM 3c Lindex Pirtle USN
EM 2c William Preuster USN
Sea 2c John Proven USN
Sea 2c Harry Pszczola USN
Cox Clair Raymer USN
WT 3c Benjamin Redhead USN
RDM 2c Robert Reville USN
SF 1c Howard Reynolds USN
WT 2c Robert Rice USN
Sea 1c Don Richardes USN
FC 2c Walter Ricketts USN
TC 1c Colen Ridley USN
EM 2c Joseph Riener USN
MM 1c Victor Rippa USN
Sea 1c Raymond Roberge USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.