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CROSLEY'S LAST DAY AT SEA RIP
13 SEPT 1944 | FLORIDA COAST SEA
On 10 September, she departed Norfolk in company with Hyades (AF-28) and set her course for Trinidad.
Two days out of Norfolk, along the Florida coast, the two ships encountered heavy weather. In the afternoon, Warrington received word that she was steaming di rectly into a hurricane. Later that evening, the storm forced the destroyer to heave to while Hyades continued on her way alone. Keeping wind and sea on her port bow, Warrington rode relatively well through most of the night. Wind and seas, however, continued to build during the early morning hours of the 13th. Warrington began to lose headway and, as a result, started to ship water through the vents to her engineering spaces.
The water rushing into her vents caused a loss of electrical power which set off a chain reaction. Her main engines lost power, and her steering engine and mechanism went out. She wallowed there in the trough of the swells—continuing to ship water. She regained headway briefly and turned upwind, while her radiomen desperately, but fruitlessly, tried to raise Hyades. Finally, she resorted to a plain-language distress call to any ship or shore station. By noon on the 13th, it was apparent that Warrington's crewmen could not win the struggle to save their ship, and the order went out to prepare to abandon ship. By 1250, her crew had left Warrington; and she went down almost immediately. A prolonged search by Hyades, Frost (DE-144), Huse (DE-145), Inch (DE-146), Snowden (DE-246), Swasey (DE-248), Woodson (DE-359), Johnnie Hutchins (DE-360), ATR-9, and ATR-62 rescued only 5 officers and 68 men of the destroyer's 20 officers and 301 men. Warrington's name was struck from the Navy list on 23 September 1944.
Warrington earned two battle stars during World War II.
CROSLEY STEINBECHER WAS ON THIS SHIP HIS BODY NEVER RECOVERED. MY GRANDMOTHER ALICE STEINBRECHER ROBINSON'S YOUNGEST BROTHER RIP
1915-1944 | MICHIGAN
- Crosley Boyd Steinbrecher
- 3 AUG 1915 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan Conflicting
- 1915 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
- 1920 in Detroit, Ward 19, ED 597, page 22, line 36
- 1920 in 1065, later 4739 McClellan, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
- 1930 in 738 Ferdinand Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
- 1930 in Michigan, Wayne, Detroit, Ward 16, ED 480, page 9b, line 71 - age 14
- 3 JUN 1939 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan to Margaret Doris McIntyre
- 13 SEP 1944 in WWll on Destroyer USS Warrington DD-383
- 13 SEP 1944 in WWII at sea, body never recovered
- 1944 in US Navy 13264 Glenfield - NAt.
- Death of one spouse
- 1944 in US Navy WWII-Died while in service
- Albert R Steinbrecher Father
- Clara Steinbrecher Mother
- Living McIntyre Spouse
- Living Steinbrecher Child
- Crosley Boyd Steinbrecher Child
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
13 sept 1944 | New York City, USA
Crosley Steinbrecher Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy Service # 8620267 United States Naval Reserve Entered the Service from: Michigan
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial
New York City, USA Awards: