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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 Cook Henry Veiga USMM
Refrig. Engr. Juan Veira USMM
PVT Thomas Walker
LTCOL Ben Wells
Linenkeeper Harry Wilson USMM
Pantryman Calvin Wilson USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking