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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 ascending Service Branch
Linenkeeper Harry Wilson USMM
Pantryman Calvin Wilson USMM
LTCOL Ben Wells
PVT Thomas Walker
Refrig. Engr. Juan Veira USMM
Chief Cook Henry Veiga USMM
Wiper Pedro Vega USMM
Cook Antonio Uribe USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate David Turley USMM
Quartermaster Carlo Tremus USMM
Waiter Thomas Tonge USMM
Refrig. Engr. Robert Tipton USMM
Bosun Augustin Thode USMM
A.B. Donato Thode USMM
SM 3c George Thisby USN
CAPT Albert Taylor
F/W Walter Stires USMM
SGT James Stephen
Sea 2c Donald Sprague USN
A.B. James Smith USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking