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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
Bosun Edwin Johansson USMM
O.S. Augustus Hornbrook USMM
Wiper Charles Horn USMM
A.B. Philip Gilman USMM
Cook Anthony Gallagher USMM
Messman Norman Gale USMM
O.S. John Filfalt USMM
F/W Lemuel Dupont USMM
3rd Mate Charles Doell USMM
O.S. Hugh Delk USMM
Machinist Arthur Davis USMM
Sea 2c Leonard Currier USN
Galleyman Guadaloupe Cuellar USMM
Sea 2c Joseph Coscia USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Collins USN
Sea 2c Calvin Clensay USN
A.B. Edward Chiles USMM
Wiper Franklin Charlock USMM
Utility David Caylor USMM
F/W Worth Buckner USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking