POINT HONDA DISASTER A Virtual Cemetery created by: Tim Cook
Description: Seven "four-stacker" destroyers collided and ran aground on the fog-shrouded night of September 8, 1923, at Point Honda, California. Fourteen ships of Destroyer Squadron Eleven were heading from San Francisco to San Diego. Twenty crewmembers aboard U.S.S. Young (DD-312) were killed, and a further three died aboard U.S.S. Delphy (DD-261). The Point Honda disaster was the worst peacetime accident involving ships of the U.S. Navy.