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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
Deck Cadet Philip Branigan USMM
Utility Sigmund Borawski USMM
A.B. Peter Boiczuk USMM
Chief Mate Harry Bleich USMM
Electrician Anthony Bednarczyk USMM
Oiler Walter Barnes USMM
Cook Nicasio Banaag USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking