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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
Messman Joseph Taylor USMM
Oiler Clinton Van Arnam USMM
Wiper Julio Vieras USMM
A.B. Russell Warner USMM
Deck Maint. Clarence Wheatley USMM
Messman Raymond Williams USMM
Messman John Wilson USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking