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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 Jack Wagner USN
CMM LeRoy Walker USN
GM 1c Charles Welcker USN
Sea 2c Theron Williams USN
Sea 1c Herbert Wilson USN
Sea 2c Gerald Wintjen USN
MM 3c John Wolosin USN
Sea 2c Alwynne Wood USN
CM 2c Andrew Wood USN
Sea 1c William Woolsey USN
Sea 2c Stanley Wright USN
Sea 2c Harry Yarmat USN
RT 2c Antonio Zarelli USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.