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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
Fireman 3rd Arthur Embretson USN
Seaman 2nd John Flanagan USN
Fireman 2nd James Hall USN
Fireman 2nd Nelson Hitchcock USN
Quartermaster James Keller USN
Ensign John Cain USN
Fireman 1c Herman Moores USN
Seaman Robert Riddle USN
Fireman 2c Gail Steinberger USN
Fireman 1c Edward Weisansal USN
Blacksmith 2c Donald McKeen USN
Fireman 1c Moss Whiteside USN
Carpenter's Mate David Overton USN
Electrician 2c Myron Wheelock USN
Pay Master Carroll Page USN
Fireman 1st clas Allie Brown USN
Boatswain's Mate Robert Armstrong USN
Seaman Earl Carroll USN
Fireman 1st Leonard Day USN
Carpenter's Mate Otto Evans USN


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