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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
Chief Electricia Herbert Senat USMM
Deck Engineer Juan Seoane USMM
Utility Lee Shun USMM
Purser James Sibley USMM
Wiper Steve Sikora USMM
Cook Alex Skurvin USMM
A.B. James Smith USMM
Sea 2c Donald Sprague USN
SGT James Stephen
F/W Walter Stires USMM
CAPT Albert Taylor
SM 3c George Thisby USN
Bosun Augustin Thode USMM
A.B. Donato Thode USMM
Refrig. Engr. Robert Tipton USMM
Waiter Thomas Tonge USMM
Quartermaster Carlo Tremus USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate David Turley USMM
Cook Antonio Uribe USMM
Wiper Pedro Vega USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking