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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
Quartermaster 2c Joseph Oxford USN
Fireman 1c John Owens USN
Carpenter's Mate David Overton USN
Seaman Nicholas O'day USN
Ship's Cook 3c Guy Nowlin USN
Lieutenant jg Frank Nigg USN
Seaman 2c Burt Newton USN
Ensign Joseph Mulvey USN
Mess Attendant 3 Ernest Moses USN
Pay Clerk Hugh Morris USN
Fireman 3c Edward Morgan USN
Fireman 1c Herman Moores USN
Seaman 2c Stewart Moore USN
Boatswain Curtis Montgomery USN
Boatswain Curtis Montgomery USN
Plumber and Fitt Earl Mollencop USN
Seaman Austin Mize USN
Seaman 2c Joseph Mitchell USN
Fireman 3c Louis Minch USN
Boilermaker Carl Miller USN


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