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Collier, Henry Franklin

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Henry Franklin Collier.

Unit/Placed in, USS Warrington (DD-383) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Henry was born approx. on Oct. 23, 1925 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.


Father, Trevor D. Collier.

Mother, Annie M.(Weaver) Collier.


Henry enlisted  the service at Pennsylvania with serial number # 8204264.


Henry died when the USS Warrington was no longer manageable after the various bad weather due’s she sank very quick, on Sept 13, 1944, and he is honored with the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.


Henry is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/383.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/


Launched in May, 1937, the 1,850 ton destroyer Warrington capsized during a violent storm in the South Atlantic while on her way to Trinidad. With winds of up to 130 knots, the destroyer was brought to a standstill with the heavy seas pounding her hull to pieces. Sea water cascaded through the ducts and flooded the engine room cutting off all power and damaging her steering mechanism. The ship then took a heavy roll to starboard and the order to abandon ship was given. The Warrington then rolled completely over and with her bow pointing straight up at the sky she quickly and silently slid under the raging ocean. A prolonged search by rescue ships failed to save all the crew. Only 5 officers and 68 men were picked up from the sea two days later by the supply ship USS Hyades and the small carrier Croatan. A total of 248 officers and men had drowned.

USS Warrington (DD-383) Destroyer
His rank Seaman First Class