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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
CSM Frederick Nash
SGT George Neil
PVT Frederick Prescott
PVT Frederick Roberts
PVT Thomas Robertson
SGT James Stephen
CAPT Albert Taylor
PVT Thomas Walker
LTCOL Ben Wells
LT Lawrence Billing
CSM Walter Broomfield
QMS John Evans
PVT Ernest Gore
PVT Allean Hughes
PVT Aylmer Lucas
CAPT John Manning
A.B. Pedro Alfonzo USMM
A.B. Peter Cecilia USMM
F/W Raffaele Didomenico USMM
Messman Albert Hare USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking