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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
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
Utility Thomas Conelius USMM
Messman Wille Esparza USMM
Storekeeper Lionel Hunte USMM
Pantryman Enrique Lameiro USMM
2nd Mate Robert Mueller USMM
Watchman Virgilio Romer USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate David Turley USMM
Baker Clifton Aut USMM
Steward Herbert Coombs USMM
Cook Jose Fernandez USMM
Messman Jose Irizarry USMM
F/W Burness Letson USMM
Cook Antonio Munoz USMM
Butcher Ralph Rosario USMM


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