USS Jarvis (DD-393)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Bagley 
Pennant DD 393 
Built by Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 21 Aug 1935 
Launched 6 May 1937 
Commissioned 27 Oct 1937 
Lost 9 Aug 1942 
Loss position 09.42S, 158.59E (south of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands)
History USS Jarvis (Lt Cmdr William Walter Graham, Jr.) was sunk by Japanese aircraft south-east of Guadalcanal
Her entire crew of 256 was lost with the ship.  
9 Aug 1942 The USS Jarvis was hit by an aerial torpedo while escorting troopships at the Guadalcanal landings. It opened a hole 50 feet long in her boiler room. After emergency repairs, she attempted to set sail at a speed of 8 knots for Brisbane when Japanese dive-bombers torpedoed her. The destroyer broke in two and sank with the lose of the entire 256-man crew.
Commander Lt.Cdr. Robert Raymond Ferguson,  USN  27 Oct 1937
  Lt.Cdr. Corydon Halstead Kimball,   USN  1940
  Cdr. James Russell Topper,            USN   1941
  Cdr. William Rudolph Thayer,          USN   Jan 1942
  Lt.Cdr. William Walter Graham, Jr.  USN 17 May 1942  -  9 Aug.1942(+)