These Are the 10 Sailors Lost in Navy Collision
Remains of only one have been identified so far
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2017 10:59 AM CDT
The damaged destroyer USS John S. McCain.   (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/US Navy via AP, File)

(Newser) – The Navy has formally given up hope of finding any survivors from the collision of the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. On Thursday, the search and rescue mission became a recovery mission, reports the Washington Post. Ten sailors were lost in the accident, and the Navy has identified the remains of only one of them so far. The remains were found in a flooded compartment of the ship, and further searches of other compartments are expected to yield more bodies. The Navy also has released the names of the 10 lost sailors:

  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from New Jersey (his remains were those identified)
  • Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Missouri
  • Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from Texas
  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Maryland
  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Ohio
  • Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Maryland
  • Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from New York
  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Connecticut
  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Texas
  • Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Illinois

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