Down to the Sea Gallery Learn more about Down to the Sea The destroyer HULL sank in December 1944 typhoon. Hero sailor Joseph Guio, Jr., helped crewmen escape before MONAGHAN sank in typhoon. Destroyer escort TABBERER came to the rescue of more than 50 men in storm-tossed seas. TABBERER officers and enlisted men who were awarded individual medals for their rescue efforts. Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of Third Fleet. Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of Third Fleet with his weatherman, Commander George Kosco The Dec. 18, 1944, typhoon that sunk three destroyers as photographed on a ship's radar screen. Survivors of HULL and SPENCE aboard TABBERER.following their rescue.