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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. Percy Dutton USMM
F/W Henry Echevarria USMM
Messman George Ehrman USMM
Messman Wille Esparza USMM
Sea 1c James Ette USN
QMS John Evans
Cook Jose Fernandez USMM
Sea 2c Paul Fischer USN
Sea 2c Robert Foitag USN
Steward Harry Forbes USMM
Steward James Frederickson USMM
Oiler Francisco Freire USMM
Sea 2c Roger Gabler USN
Oiler German Galan USMM
Waiter Awad Galil USMM
Utility Hector Garcia USMM
Sea 2c William Gardner USN
Messman Francis Gerould USMM
Deck Cadet Joseph Giovinco USMM
SM 3c Lawrence Glowczewski USN


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