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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
WT 3c Charles Roberts USN
Sea 2c Stanley Roellich USN
BM 2c Paul Romeo USN
Sea 2c Mark Ryder USN
Sea 1c Norbert Schoenfelder USN
StM 1c Eddie Scott USN
Sea 2c William Seeback USN
Sea 1c Roy Seekford USN
Sea 1c Clifford Senior USN
MM 3c George Shepherd USN
TM 3c Russell Shott USN
CPhM Carl Sifford USN
Sea 1c Joe Simon USN
Sea 2c Onofrio Simone USN
Sea 1c Melvin Smelesky USN
Sea 2c Clarence Smith USN
Sea 1c Nolan Smith USN
Sea 2c Theodore Smith USN
WT 3c James Snoddy USN
RM 3c Joseph Spencer USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.