Shaw Sunk in Collision

From the 12 Oct 1918 issue of the Louisiana Times Picayune

Washingotn, Oct. 11 — American Destroyer Is Lost With Fiftenn of Crew — In a collision between the United States destroyed Shaw and a British vessel October 9, two officers and thirteen enlisted men of the destoyer were lost.  Thirteen other members of the crew were injured.  The collision occurred in British waters.  

The destroyer was able to make port under her own steam, the Navy Department said tonight in announcing the collision, which, according to reports, was caused by the jamming of the destroyer’s steering ear.  

Lieutenants George F. Parrott, Jr., of Kinston, N.C. and John D. Edwards, of Buckroe Beach, Va., were the officers lost.


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