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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
Refrig. Engr. Juan Veira USMM
Butcher Frank Bryant USMM
A.B. Dwight De Priest USMM
Oiler German Galan USMM
Steward Louis Johnson USMM
Steward Frederick Maresca USMM
Messman Nicolas Padilla USMM
Deck Engineer Juan Seoane USMM
Linenkeeper Harry Wilson USMM
Sea 2c Edmond Broyles USN
Sea 2c Robert Mccann USN
Sea 2c Nickolas Bukvic USN
Sea 2c Charles Jones USN
Sea 2c Melvin Burns USN
Lt(jg) David Hughes USN
Sea 2c Edwin Corpin USN
Sea 2c Walter Drvall USN
Sea 2c Andrew Corrao USN
Cox Walter Davis USN
Sea 2c Louis Craven USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking