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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
Steward Josephus Nixon USMM
Messman Clifton Paige USMM
F/W Nicholas Papatolos USMM
A.B. Sofus Storaa USMM
Master Ernest Thompson USMM
A.B. John Waugh USMM
Radio Officer Meyer Wechsler USMM
Messman Meldrim Wright USMM
1st Engineer Cecil Wynn USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking