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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
Messman John Wilson USMM
Oiler John Cathey USMM
Chief Engineer George Nattrass USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Henry Harris USMM
Purser William Clark USMM
O.S. John Naughton USMM
Engine Cadet Walter Hetrick USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking