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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
Seaman 2nd George Hoff USN
Seaman 2nd Beverly Jones USN
Gunners Mate 1st Charles Kruger USN
Engineman 2c Walter Gray USN
Yeoman 1c Charles Patnaude USN
Fireman 2c Roy Scoggins USN
Fireman 3c Bernard Tralinsky USN
Fireman 2c Clarence Willis USN
Painter 2c Robert Powers USN
Seaman 2c Elbert Cook USN
Oiler Roy Swoveland USN
Gunner's Mate 3c Jasper Miller USN
Lieutenant jg Burt Asper USN
Landsman Jason Barrett USN
Boatswain Charles Holmes USN
Seaman Albert Ahrens USN
Chief Electricio Francis Cotton USN
Coxswain Christ Damavara USN
Quartermaster 3r Frank Mccormick USN
Fireman 3rd Anthony Glowka USN


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