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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
Lieutenant jg Louis Fingleton USN
Coxswain Leopoldo Garcia USN
Fireman 2nd Willis Hardyman USN
Seaman 2nd Frank Hyman USN
Electrician 3rd Otto Kinniger USN
Storekeeper 1c William Duke USN
Quartermaster 2c Joseph Oxford USN
Fireman 2c Julian Scarlett USN
Machinist Mate 2 Walter Tegeder USN
Hospital Apprent James Wheeler USN
Fireman 1c John Owens USN
Seaman 2c John Bess USN
Seaman 2c Samuel Skellenger USN
Carpenter's Mate Worth Wymore USN
Machinist Mate 2 Louis Arehart USN
Fireman 3rd clas Thomas Callahan USN
Blacksmith 2nd c Jessie Barnard USN
Carpenter's Mate Roy Clarey USN
Seaman John Dennis USN
Lieutenant Harvey Forbes USN


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