January 8, 2012
Worked on the crew list and wish list for the museum project today. Official U.S. Naval documentation shows, at the time of sinking, a crew compliment of 340: 7 dead, 29 missing and 63 wounded.
The final survivors roster shows that there were 339 crew on board at the time of sinking and of those 30 were lost and 52 wounded due to action during the battle.
US Naval ships participating in the transfer of survivors were the U.S.S. Solace, USS Crescent City (APA-21) and U.S.S. Gosper (APA-170)