Just some info for everyone about the USS WARRINGTON DD 383: My uncle Paul V. Forester, seaman of Philadelphia was also lost on the Warrington...just 17 years old. I have some photos with Navy buddies, but I don't know from what ships they were from. Names are: Edward Blissich, John Abiel and John Bennendette.
I have a little bit of research. The best information about the sinking of the Warrington is from the book (now out of print, but you might try Amazon or Ebay) "The Dragon's Breath: Hurricane at Sea" by Robert A Dawes Jr. He was the Commander of the ship just before it went out into the hurricane. He tells of the ships condition and missions and what led to the circumstances of the sinking. It was horrific how those men died. You may be able to get this on interlibrary loan from a military library. I have a copy but it is on loan to cousins right now. All the souls that were on board are listed in the appendix.
There's also some memorials with the men's names as well:
The names of all of the Warrington sailors who were lost at sea are inscribed on the East Coast Memorial in Battery Park, New York City. This memorial was erected in 1963 by the American Battle Monuments Commission, and has the names of 4,601 servicemen who were lost in the Atlantic during World War 2 and never recovered. You can go to the ABMC website at:
Here you can access a database of the names of 172, 218 American Servicemen who were either lost at sea, or are interred in ABMC-owned cemeteries on foreign soil. I did some random searching for some Warrington shipmates and it appears that all of them are listed on that monument. In addition, the ABMC has photographs of every name inscribed on the East Coast Memorial, and will send a photo of the name, along with a color lithograph of the memorial to you upon request. Simply go to the ABMC website ( http://www.abmc.gov)http://www.abmc.gov), click on "Services available", and on the next page click on "Photo/Lithograph Request". You can print this form and mail it to the address indicated. You want to check "Tablets of the Missing" on the form, and you can request multiple copies. It may take a couple of months to get the photo and lithograph, however.
In addition, there is a small memorial to the USS Warrington located aboard the destroyer USS Laffey, berthed at the Patriot's Point Naval Museum in Charleston, SC. The plaque commemorates those who died aboard the USS Warrington (DD-383). Their website is: