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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 Frederick Prescott
Cook Leon Prince USMM
2nd Engineer Archbald Pryde USMM
Storekeeper Bernardo Reina USMM
Jr. Engineer Alfred Reynolds USMM
F/W Jose Rivera USMM
Utility Mateo Rivera USMM
Oiler Sebastian Rivera USMM
Waiter Norberto Robelo USMM
PVT Frederick Roberts
PVT Thomas Robertson
RM 3c Gene Robertson USN
F/W Pablo Robles USMM
Utility Santos Rodriquez USMM
Watchman Virgilio Romer USMM
Butcher Ralph Rosario USMM
Sea 1c Robert Russ USN
Messman Andrew Samko USMM
Utility Oliver Sanders USMM
Butcher Julius Schein USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking