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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 ascending
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
Fireman 2nd Jesse Fincher USN
Seaman 2nd James Hake USN
Machinist Mate 2 Encell Hines USN
Steward to Comma Henry Kashiwamura USN
Seaman 2c Martin Chase USN
Seaman Austin Mize USN
Fireman 2c Henry Ramsey USN
Fireman 3c Edwin Stark USN
Seaman 2c Norman Webb USN
Seaman 2c Ray Hutchins USN
Fireman 3c Earle Whitesell USN
Mess Attendant 3 Ernest Moses USN
Fireman 2c James West USN
Ensign Joseph Mulvey USN


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