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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Radio Officer John Dudor USMM
F/W Harold Otto USMM
Utility Sigmund Borawski USMM
O.S. Frank Fiel USMM
A.B. Joseph Rizzo USMM
Engine Cadet Leonard Ehrlich USMM
Chief Cook Eduardo Gines USMM
A.B. William Rubinoff USMM
Cook Miguel Delgado USMM
Wiper George Gold USMM
Messman Leslie Smith USMM
3rd Engineer Eric Swanson USMM
2nd Engineer Gehard Grau USMM
Bosun Harold Stowe USMM
Deck Cadet Philip Branigan USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Seymour Kay USMM
3rd Mate Joseph Subocz USMM
2nd Mate Edward Leonard USMM
A.B. Peter Kirsig USMM
Messman Joseph Taylor USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking