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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, January 18, 1942
U-Boat Attack off Cape Hatteras
The Freighter SS Norvana was torpedoed by U 66 off the coast of North Caroline while en route to Philadelphia. The ship was unarmed and un escorted and nothing was ever heard from the ship again. Information on her sinking was obtained from the U-boat's records.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 29

Namesort descending Service Branch
Wiper Francis Bridges USMM
Chief Engineer Leonard Clarke USMM
3rd Engineer Dennis Coltrain USMM
Oiler William Daughtry USMM
Oiler Jesse Davis USMM
Messman Pablo Dela Cruz USMM
Bosun Lawrence Divers USMM
Cook David Edwards USMM
A.B. Lawrence Edwards USMM
O.S. Joe Gibbs USMM
Cook Edward Henry USMM
3rd Mate William Irons USMM
2nd Mate Henry Johnson USMM
2nd Engineer John Kelly USMM
F/W Clarence Kendrick USMM
A.B. Peter Lagoyianis USMM
Oiler Nickole Lassus USMM
F/W Thomas Lewis USMM
Chief Mate Alexander Mackie USMM
O.S. William Maloney USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking