USS Meredith



DescriptionOn 15 October 1942 the destroyer was attacked by 38 Japanese bombers, torpedo planes, and escort fighters from Zuikaku. She shot down three of her attackers but was struck by an estimated 14 bombs and seven torpedoes. She rolled over and sank in 10 minutes with 81 of a crew of 261 surviving the attack and delayed rescue.
Year1942
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost180
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Meredith_(DD-434)