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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 9, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Bermuda

SS Coamo was topredoed by U-604 off of Bermuda while en route to New York. The ship was detached from the convoy she started in and was never heard from again. This was the greatest loss of a merchant crew of any US Flag merchant vessel during WWII

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 186

Namesort descending Service Branch
Pantryman Cerilo Acuning USMM
A.B. Pedro Alfonzo USMM
Steward Luiz Amaral USMM
Pantryman Philip Anoos USMM
Refrig. Engr. Rosario Arculeo USMM
Sea 1c William Arens USN
Oiler Francisco Arnau USMM
Steward Roberto Arnau USMM
F/W Augusto Arostegui USMM
Baker Clifton Aut USMM
Sea 2c John Barry USN
Sea 2c Harry Benner USN
Cook Salvatore Bensussan USMM
LT Lawrence Billing
Sea 2c Fred Birzer USN
Sea 2c Sidney Bleau USN
Sea 2c Mike Bokulich USN
Waiter Marvin Bond USMM
Sea 2c John Bratton USN
Sea 2c Leo Brewer USN


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