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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Wiper Francis Bridges USMM
Steward Josephus Nixon USMM
Oiler William Daughtry USMM
Messman Clifton Paige USMM
Oiler Jesse Davis USMM
F/W Nicholas Papatolos USMM
Messman Pablo Dela Cruz USMM
A.B. Sofus Storaa USMM
Bosun Lawrence Divers USMM
Master Ernest Thompson USMM
Cook David Edwards USMM
A.B. John Waugh USMM
A.B. Lawrence Edwards USMM
Radio Officer Meyer Wechsler USMM
O.S. Joe Gibbs USMM
1st Engineer Cecil Wynn USMM
Cook Edward Henry USMM
3rd Mate William Irons USMM
2nd Mate Henry Johnson USMM
Oiler Nickole Lassus USMM