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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
Utility Robert Clough USMM
A.B. Pedro Alfonzo USMM
A.B. Peter Cecilia USMM
F/W Raffaele Didomenico USMM
Messman Albert Hare USMM
Utility Arrin Katz USMM
Utility Frank Millan USMM
F/W Jose Rivera USMM
A.B. James Smith USMM
Jr. Engineer Eric Morgan USMM
Steward Luiz Amaral USMM
A.B. Matia Cicilia USMM
Chief Mate James Dilling USMM
Master Nels Helgeson USMM
Oiler William Keenan USMM
3rd Mate Willoughby Milliken USMM
Utility Mateo Rivera USMM
F/W Walter Stires USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Moises Palenque USMM
Pantryman Philip Anoos USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking