Estes, Roy Lee, YNSN

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Primary Unit
1949-1951, YN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1949 - 1951

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hermosa Beach, CA
Last Address
Hermosa Beach, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Cause
Pacific Ocean
Korean War
Location of Interment
Pacific Crest Cemetery - Redondo Beach, California
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USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1949-1951, YN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
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  Jul 20, 1949, Service entry date and Serial Number
  Mar 17, 2016, General Photos7
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Last Known Activity

Seaman Estes served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). He and several other seamen were killed ot listed as missing, when the Motor whaleboat they were in disappeared in Inchon Harbor, South Korea on March 11, 1951.

They did discover 3 bodies but 6 were missing. The Motor Whale Boat, from the USS St. Paul, was last seen about 8:15Pm en route from the Command Ship Eldorado headed back to the cruiser. 

The ships were about 3 miles apart and the Sea was Moderate. It was beleived that the motor whale boat was attacked, but there was no proof. 

Searchers later found 3 bodies and some floating equipment from the motor whaleboat about 10 miles to the southeast. 

The dead found were Seaman William B Barker of East Hunginton, TN; Seaman Dennis L. Chatellier of Madisonville, LA; and EN3 Adon H. Welch of Syracuse, NY. 

The Missing  were  Ens. Morgan K. Grover of Temple, AZ; Ens Lloyd Morgan Faverof Richmond, CA; Ens James F. Statia of Grainville, NY; FA Ray A. Briggs of Riverside, CA; YN3c Guy J. Deangelis of Brownsville, PA; and SN Roy L Estes of Hermosa beach, CA

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Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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