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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
Fireman 2nd Louis Del Pan USN
Electrician 3rd Robert Ferguson USN
Seaman 2nd Jacob Firrer USN
Mess Attendant 3 Lewis Hardwick USN
Seaman 2nd Kenneth Hubbard USN
Coxswain Judson King USN
Seaman 2c Gordon Dewees USN
Ship's Cook 3c Guy Nowlin USN
Blacksmith 2c Andrea Salerno USN
Fireman 2c Howard Taylor USN
Fireman 1c William West USN
Plumber and Fitt Earl Mollencop USN
Seaman 2c William Beese USN
Gunner's Mate 2c William Shields USN
Carpenter's Mate Worth Wymore USN
Fireman 1st clas Alfred Allen USN
Chief Machinist John Callahan USN
Oiler George Bailey USN
Pharmacists Mate Charles Chandler USN
Seaman John Dempsey USN


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