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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Machinist Elmer Green USN
Machinist Mate 1 Edward Blake USN
Ensign Hugo Schonhoe USN
Gunner Chatfield Staley USN
Seaman 2nd clas Leon Coutu USN
Fireman 1st Paul Dobbs USN
Fireman 3rd Richard Mcdaniel USN
Seaman Clayton Goodman USN
Coxswain Norman Hempel USN
Engineman 1st Darrell Jordan USN
Fireman 3rd Thomas Lee USN
Mess Attendant 3 Victor Medioldia USN
Seaman 2c Edward Pollard USN
Seaman James Shooter USN
Engineman 2c Lonnie Waff USN
Fireman 3c William Wood USN
Gunner's Mate 3c Ernest Small USN
Ship's Cook 1c Robert Kyle USN
Fireman 1c Fred Waddell USN
Electrician 1c Fred Rooney USN


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