WRECKSITE - COAMO PASSENGER/CARGO SHIP 1925-1942

WRECKSITE - COAMO PASSENGER/CARGO SHIP 1925-1942

american Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Lines - Agwilines - AGWI Lines Inc. SS Coamo (+1942) report an error
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nationality american
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1925
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tonnage 7057  grt
dimensions 130.8 x 18.1 x 10.7 m
material steel
engine 2 steam turbines DR geared to one single shaft, 1 screw
speed 16.5  knots
yard no. 280
IMO/Off. no. 225135
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WKCW  
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 09/12/1942 [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.186rank: 479
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Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News (Va)
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Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News (Va)
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Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Lines - Agwilines - AGWI Lines Inc., New York
captain Helgesen, Nels
complement 37
crew 133
passengers 16
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 28/04/2008
last update Jan Lettens
last update 16/11/2014
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Allen Tony 23/02/2009
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Colon Tomasa 10/04/2011
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US freighter of Coamo from the Agwilines of New York, off Porto Rico. [comment changed & picture cropped by admin]
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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately-owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001. Known as Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), and later Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), the company was... read more
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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately-owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001. Known as Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), and later Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), the company was... read more
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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately-owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001. Known as Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), and later Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), the company was... read more
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History
Allen Tony 23/02/2009
Coamo SS was an American Steam passenger ship of 7,057 tons built in 1925 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News for Agwilines Inc., New York. In January 1942 she was time chartered as US Army transport.

On 1 December 1942, the Coamo SS (Master Nels Helgesen) left the convoy MKF-3 about 150 miles west of Ireland on orders of the British Admiralty and proceeded independently when on route from Gribraltar for New York. At 20.18 hours on 2 Dec, 1942, U-604 fired one torpedo from 800 yards at the Coamo, which was proceeding at 17.5 knots.

All the crew were lost. This was the greatest single loss of a merchant crew on any US Flag merchant vessel during the Second World War.
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People On Board
1.DRVALL, WALTER CASMIER , Seaman Second Class (no. 6146112), SS Coamo, US Armed Guard, †02/12/1942, [Family] Father, Mr. Frank W. Drvall, Box 22, Albert, WVa. [Casualty] Killed in combat, declared dead December 11, 1943. [Location] Atlantic Ocean, missing, date of loss December 2, 1942, Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery
2.JACKSON, NORMAN , Steward, SS Coamo, Merchant Navy, †01/12/1942, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
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Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News (Va)

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately-owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001. Known as Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), and later Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), the company was...

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