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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
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
2nd Engineer John Kelly USMM
Chief Engineer Leonard Clarke USMM
F/W Clarence Kendrick USMM
3rd Engineer Dennis Coltrain USMM
A.B. Peter Lagoyianis USMM
Messman Meldrim Wright USMM
F/W Thomas Lewis USMM
Chief Mate Alexander Mackie USMM
O.S. William Maloney USMM
Wiper Francis Bridges USMM
Steward Josephus Nixon USMM
Oiler William Daughtry USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking