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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 2nd Arch Hendrix USN
Seaman 2nd William Judson USN
Coxswain Charles Lightenhome USN
Fireman 2c Lawrence Merkel USN
Fireman 3c William Pope USN
Fireman 2c Adam Siewierski USN
Seaman 2c John Wainwright USN
Machinist Mate 1 Frank Woolley USN
Electrician 1c Louis Smiley USN
Fireman 2c George McNeal USN
Fireman 1c James Wall USN
Electrician 1c Wlliam Sothern USN


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