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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, December 16, 1943
Lost in Storm near Greenland
The Freighter SS Nevada foundered and sank in heavy seas during a raging gale. The USCG Comanche arrived on scene to find the ship down by the head with a 30 degree list. Thirty two men were lost when a lifeboat capsized on leaving the ship, another three were lost during rescue efforts.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 24

Namesort descending Service Branch
2nd Engineer Stanley Anderson USMM
Oiler John Beckwith USMM
Messman Arthur Breslin USMM
Messman John Bresnahan USMM
F/W Anthony Cella USMM
Purser Vincent Fitzmaurice USMM
Wiper Raymond Fuchs USMM
Refrig. Engr. Roy Hasty USMM
Oiler John Havey USMM
2nd Mate Frederick Heden USMM
Refrig. Engr. Edgar Kaloust USMM
O.S. John Keegan USMM
Chief Engineer Emil Linder USMM
A.B. Donald Mcweeney USMM
F/W James Parker USMM
O.S. Roy Rowe USMM
Chief Steward Roland Saunders USMM
Clerk George Sauve USMM
Oiler M. Scherer USMM
Master George Turiga USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking