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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 ascending Service Branch
Messman John Wilson USMM
Messman Raymond Williams USMM
Deck Maint. Clarence Wheatley USMM
A.B. Russell Warner USMM
Wiper Julio Vieras USMM
Oiler Clinton Van Arnam USMM
Messman Joseph Taylor USMM
3rd Engineer Eric Swanson USMM
3rd Mate Joseph Subocz USMM
Bosun Harold Stowe USMM
Messman Leslie Smith USMM
Messman Herbert Smallwood USMM
A.B. William Rubinoff USMM
A.B. Joseph Rizzo USMM
F/W Harold Otto USMM
Master Herman Olsen USMM
O.S. John Naughton USMM
Chief Engineer George Nattrass USMM
1st Engineer Harry Moschildes USMM
Utility Roger Messier USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking