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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 descending Service Branch
Cook Anthony Gallagher USMM
A.B. Philip Gilman USMM
Wiper Charles Horn USMM
O.S. Augustus Hornbrook USMM
Bosun Edwin Johansson USMM
2nd Engineer Daniel Johnston USMM
Sea 1c Richard Kendall USN
Ens Edward Knudsen USN
Sea 2c Clyde Lewis USN
Sea 2c John Meares USN
Jr. 3rd Mate Joseph Morgan USMM
Steward Ole Olsen USMM
2nd Mate Leif Olson USMM
Utility Alfonso Ponce USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Charles Rogers USMM
Radio Officer William Rosenblatt USMM
Oiler Robert Sharples USMM
Chief Cook Ernest Simpson USMM
F/W Raymond Snoga USMM
A.B. Robin Spiegel USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking