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Cyclops

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
Carpenter's Mate Charles Filz USN
Gunner's Mate 2n Earl Grigsby USN
Steerage cook Enrique Hernandez USN
Seaman 2nd Hugh Jett USN
Seaman 2c William Brooks USN
Boatswain Curtis Montgomery USN
Seaman 2c Herbert Price USN
Electrician 3c John Smith USN
Fireman 2c Thomas Watkins USN
Fireman 3c Oral Beye USN
Pharmacist's Mat Leon Vanderwhite USN
Seaman 2c Stewart Moore USN
Ship's Cook 3c Lee Roy Welborn USN
Water Tender Walter Wilson USN
Pay Clerk Hugh Morris USN
Coxswain Bascomb Branson USN
Coxswain John Alschbach USN
Baker 2nd class Lenon Burgess USN
Seaman 2nd class Frank Crane USN
Seaman 2nd Leland Ellis USN

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