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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
Engineman 2nd John Garmes USN
Seaman Ulric Harper USN
Fireman 2nd Dewey Lowman USN
Painter 3rd Clement Kurner USN
Fireman 3c James Easterling USN
Seaman Nicholas O'day USN
Fireman 3c James Schaffer USN
Ship's Cook 2c James Torretta USN
Shipwright Edwin Wilkerson USN
Fireman 3c Willie Perry USN
Seaman 2c Reginald Bosher USN
Seaman 2c Shirley Stanley USN
Seaman Raymond Farrell USN
Seaman Charles Ashbee USN
Fireman 2nd clas Thomas Carey USN
Seaman 2nd class George Barrow USN
Oiler Carl Clausen USN
Fireman 3rd Bernard Devoe USN
Electrician 3rd Thomas Macdonneli USN
Seaman 2nd Meyer Geller USN


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