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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
Sea 2c John Barry USN
Sea 2c Joyce Curtis USN
GM 3c Byron Hess USN
Sea 2c Harry Benner USN
Sea 2c Donald Sprague USN
Sea 2c Roger Gabler USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking