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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
2nd Engineer Archbald Pryde USMM
Waiter Angel Castro USMM
Purser Joseph Delatour USMM
Messman Francis Gerould USMM
Butcher Angelo Kaliakoudas USMM
Steward Hilario Melendez USMM
Storekeeper Bernardo Reina USMM
Wiper Steve Sikora USMM
Waiter Thomas Tonge USMM
Sea 2c Edwin Corpin USN
Sea 2c Walter Drvall USN
Sea 2c Andrew Corrao USN
Cox Walter Davis USN
Sea 2c Louis Craven USN
Lt(jg) Eugene Dettlaff USN
Sea 2c George Crowder USN
Sea 2c Robert Foitag USN
Sea 2c Harold Crowder USN
Sea 2c Paul Fischer USN
Sea 1c William Arens USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking