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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, June 14, 1918
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle
Except for a voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cyclops served along the east coast until January 9, 1918 when she was assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service. She then sailed to Brazilian waters to fuel British ships in the south Atlantic, receiving the thanks of the State Department and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific. She put to sea from Rio de Janiero February 16, 1918 and after touching at Barbados on 3 and 4 March, was never heard from again. Her loss with all 306 crew and passengers, without a trace, is one of the sea's unsolved mysteries.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 312

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman 2c John Wainwright USN
Fireman 1c James Wall USN
Fireman 2c William Ward USN
Fireman 2c Thomas Watkins USN
Fireman 3c John Weathers USN
Seaman 2c Norman Webb USN
Electrician 1c Clayton Webster USN
Fireman 1c Edward Weisansal USN
Ship's Cook 3c Lee Roy Welborn USN
Seaman 2c Pendleton Welborn USN
Fireman 2c James West USN
Fireman 2c Andrew West USN
Fireman 1c William West USN
Hospital Apprent James Wheeler USN
Electrician 2c Myron Wheelock USN
Fireman 3c Earle Whitesell USN
Fireman 1c Moss Whiteside USN
Shipwright Edwin Wilkerson USN
Seaman 2c Wilbur Williams USN
Mess Attendant 3 Survain Williams USN


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