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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
Cook David Edwards USMM
A.B. Lawrence Edwards USMM
Bosun Lawrence Divers USMM
Messman Pablo Dela Cruz USMM
Oiler Jesse Davis USMM
Oiler William Daughtry USMM
3rd Engineer Dennis Coltrain USMM
Chief Engineer Leonard Clarke USMM
Wiper Francis Bridges USMM