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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


James McKay

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 9, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Iceland
The Freighter James McKay was torpedoed by U-600 while en route from New York to Belfast, Northern Ireland. She had fallen back from the convoy is was in for reasons unknown. She and her crew were never seen again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 47

Namesort descending Service Branch
Cook Nicasio Banaag USMM
Oiler Walter Barnes USMM
Electrician Anthony Bednarczyk USMM
Chief Mate Harry Bleich USMM
A.B. Peter Boiczuk USMM
Utility Sigmund Borawski USMM
Deck Cadet Philip Branigan USMM
Oiler John Cathey USMM
Purser William Clark USMM
F/W Andrew Czap USMM
Cook Miguel Delgado USMM
Radio Officer John Dudor USMM
Engine Cadet Leonard Ehrlich USMM
O.S. Frank Fiel USMM
Chief Cook Eduardo Gines USMM
Wiper George Gold USMM
2nd Engineer Gehard Grau USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Henry Harris USMM
Engine Cadet Walter Hetrick USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Seymour Kay USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking