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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
A.B. Peter Kirsig USMM
F/W Marcel Koion USMM
Steward Joseph La Rue USMM
2nd Mate Edward Leonard USMM
A.B. John Lewis USMM
Electrician Joseph Lucas USMM
Deck Cadet John Mckelvey USMM
Utility Roger Messier USMM
1st Engineer Harry Moschildes USMM
Chief Engineer George Nattrass USMM
O.S. John Naughton USMM
Master Herman Olsen USMM
F/W Harold Otto USMM
A.B. Joseph Rizzo USMM
A.B. William Rubinoff USMM
Messman Herbert Smallwood USMM
Messman Leslie Smith USMM
Bosun Harold Stowe USMM
3rd Mate Joseph Subocz USMM
3rd Engineer Eric Swanson USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking