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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 ascending
Seaman Samuel Goldstein USN
Fireman 2nd Caroll Heywood USN
Electrician 2nd Rolland Jones USN
Quartermaster 1s George Landon USN
Seaman 2c Thomas McKinley USN
Fireman 2c Alfred Poff USN
Fireman 2c John Shockley USN
Chief Yeomam John Vidlund USN
Fireman 2c Samuel Wisotskey USN
Water Tender Daniel Rogers USN
Seaman 2c Willie Gardner USN
Fireman 2c William Urquhart USN
Pharmacist's Mat Walter Reinoehl USN
Machinist Elmer Green USN
Machinist Mate 1 Edward Blake USN
Ensign Hugo Schonhoe USN
Gunner Chatfield Staley USN
Seaman 2nd clas Leon Coutu USN
Fireman 1st Paul Dobbs USN
Fireman 3rd Richard Mcdaniel USN


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