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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, November 23, 1942
U-Boat Attack in North Atlantic
The Tanker SS Caddo was torpedoed by U-518 in the North Atlantic while en route to Iceland. Cado sank in about 90 minutes, after which the U-Boat surfaced and took the Captain and Chief Officer prisoner. ... Although no one was killed in the explosion, two of the three lifeboats were lost at sea. the number one lifeboat capsized on December 7. Eight men perished that day and three more the day after. Six remaining survivors were rescued. The Captian died while a prisoner of war.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 45

Namesort ascending Service Branch
1st Engineer Harold Wegmann USMM
Chief Engineer Arthur Watson USMM
A.B. Raymond Van Brogen USMM
Messman Hiram Torres USMM
Oiler Clarence Stevens USMM
A.B. Robin Spiegel USMM
F/W Raymond Snoga USMM
Chief Cook Ernest Simpson USMM
Oiler Robert Sharples USMM
Radio Officer William Rosenblatt USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Charles Rogers USMM
Utility Alfonso Ponce USMM
2nd Mate Leif Olson USMM
Steward Ole Olsen USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Joseph Morgan USMM
Sea 2c John Meares USN
Sea 2c Clyde Lewis USN
Ens Edward Knudsen USN
Sea 1c Richard Kendall USN
2nd Engineer Daniel Johnston USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking