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MM1c Orville E. Carman - Fallen

WWII Memorial, Hoboken
Valley City, ND
County: Barnes
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: August 23, 1943
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy

Killed in action off the coast of Nova Scotia while on the USS Ingraham, which sunk after a collission with the USS Chemung.

The destroyer Ingraham on July 19, 1941 and with the outbreak of World War II commenced escort duty for convoys sailing from New York and Halifax to the British Isles. On the night of 22 August, as she was investigating a collision between the destroyer Buck and a merchant vessel, Ingraham collided with the oil tanker Chemung in heavy fog off the coast of Nova Scotia and Ingraham sank almost immediately. Depth charges on her stern exploded. Only 11 men survived the collision. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 September 1942. The Destroyer U.S.S. Haynsworth was named in the Commanders honor and commissioned on June 22, 1944.