USS Barton



DescriptionOn 13 November 1942, in the Battle of Guadalcanal, the US destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze. Barton was hit by two torpedoes, broke in two, and sank within minutes. Of the crew aboard 164 were killed while 42 were rescued.
Year1942
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost164
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Barton_(DD-599)