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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 ascending Service Branch
Chief Water Tend Birch Townsend USN
Seaman 2c Willie Touart USN
Ship's Cook 2c James Torretta USN
Quartermaster 3c Henry Thrasher USN
Machinist Mate 2 Walter Tegeder USN
Fireman 2c Howard Taylor USN
Oiler Roy Swoveland USN
Machinist Mate 2 William Sweeney USN
Fireman 3c Francis Strong USN
Pharmacist Mate Edwin Straus USN
Fireman 2c Robert Stewart USN
Fireman 2c Gail Steinberger USN
Fireman 3c Edwin Stark USN
Seaman 2c Shirley Stanley USN
Gunner Chatfield Staley USN
Electrician 1c Wlliam Sothern USN
Electrician 3c John Smith USN
Boatswain Roy Smith USN
Electrician 1c Louis Smiley USN
Gunner's Mate 3c Ernest Small USN


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