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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Cook Alex Skurvin USMM
Wiper Steve Sikora USMM
Purser James Sibley USMM
Utility Lee Shun USMM
Deck Engineer Juan Seoane USMM
Chief Electricia Herbert Senat USMM
Butcher Julius Schein USMM
Utility Oliver Sanders USMM
Messman Andrew Samko USMM
Sea 1c Robert Russ USN
Butcher Ralph Rosario USMM
Watchman Virgilio Romer USMM
Utility Santos Rodriquez USMM
F/W Pablo Robles USMM
PVT Thomas Robertson
RM 3c Gene Robertson USN
PVT Frederick Roberts
Waiter Norberto Robelo USMM
Utility Mateo Rivera USMM
Oiler Sebastian Rivera USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking