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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 ascending Service Branch
1st Engineer Cecil Wynn USMM
Messman Meldrim Wright USMM
Radio Officer Meyer Wechsler USMM
A.B. John Waugh USMM
Master Ernest Thompson USMM
A.B. Sofus Storaa USMM
F/W Nicholas Papatolos USMM
Messman Clifton Paige USMM
Steward Josephus Nixon USMM
O.S. William Maloney USMM
Chief Mate Alexander Mackie USMM
F/W Thomas Lewis USMM
Oiler Nickole Lassus USMM
A.B. Peter Lagoyianis USMM
F/W Clarence Kendrick USMM
2nd Engineer John Kelly USMM
2nd Mate Henry Johnson USMM
3rd Mate William Irons USMM
Cook Edward Henry USMM
O.S. Joe Gibbs USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking