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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
A.B. Joe Brito USMM
CSM Walter Broomfield
Sea 2c Edmond Broyles USN
Butcher Frank Bryant USMM
Sea 2c Nickolas Bukvic USN
Sea 2c Melvin Burns USN
Messman Monserrate Carrero USMM
A.B. Servando Castanera USMM
Waiter Angel Castro USMM
Wiper Granville Catlett USMM
A.B. Peter Cecilia USMM
A.B. Matia Cicilia USMM
Utility Robert Clough USMM
Storekeeper George Cohen USMM
A.B. Emilio Colon USMM
Steward Rufino Colon USMM
Oiler Manuel Concheiro USMM
Utility Thomas Conelius USMM
Steward Herbert Coombs USMM
Sea 2c Edwin Corpin USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking