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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
Waiter Norberto Robelo USMM
A.B. Donato Thode USMM
Chief Electricia Herbert Senat USMM
Oiler Francisco Arnau USMM
Steward Rufino Colon USMM
F/W Henry Echevarria USMM
Steward Maxwell Hitchcock USMM
Carpenter Joseph Kristof USMM
A.B. John Morales USMM
F/W Pablo Robles USMM
Refrig. Engr. Robert Tipton USMM
Steward Roberto Arnau USMM
Oiler Manuel Concheiro USMM
Messman George Ehrman USMM
Chief Engineer Malachy Horan USMM
Pantryman George Kulonis USMM
A.B. Jesse Morrell USMM
Utility Santos Rodriquez USMM
Quartermaster Carlo Tremus USMM
F/W Augusto Arostegui USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking