US NAVY WORLD WAR II Water Tender 1st Class, Charles L. Grant MIA/KIA Hometown: Elmira New York Ship: USS Ingraham DD-444 Service # 2384354 Awards: American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Captain: Commander W. M. Haynsworth Jr. MIA/KIA
Mission: Escort ( Convoy) duty Mission Date: 22-Aug-42 Location: off the coast of Nova Scotia Cause: Sunk In Collision with USS Chemung AO-30, Convoy AT-20 Crew: of ? MIA/KIA
The ship and crew lost August 22 1942 the crew declared officially KIA on August 23 1943.
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.