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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
PVT Ernest Gore
Messman Albert Hare USMM
Master Nels Helgeson USMM
Utility Solomon Helman USMM
Waiter Luis Herrera USMM
GM 3c Byron Hess USN
Steward Maxwell Hitchcock USMM
Chief Engineer Malachy Horan USMM
Lt(jg) David Hughes USN
PVT Allean Hughes
Storekeeper Lionel Hunte USMM
Messman Jose Irizarry USMM
Steward Norman Jackson USMM
Waiter Angelo Jesurun USMM
Waiter Esteban Jimenez USMM
Steward Louis Johnson USMM
Sea 2c Charles Jones USN
Messman Jackson Jordon USMM
3rd Engineer Mario Jorge USMM
Butcher Angelo Kaliakoudas USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking