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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
Boatswain's Mate Robert Armstrong USN
Seaman Earl Carroll USN
Fireman 1st Leonard Day USN
Carpenter's Mate Otto Evans USN
Seaman 2nd Lloyd Fletcher USN
Water Tender William Hamilton USN
Fireman 3rd William Horne USN
Plumber and Fitt William Keogh USN
Seaman 2c George Cook USN
Fireman 3c Edward Morgan USN
Engineman 2c Lawrence Robinson USN
Pharmacist Mate Edwin Straus USN
Seaman 2c Pendleton Welborn USN
Boilermaker Carl Miller USN
Fireman 1c Alfred Alleman USN
Seaman 2c James Powell USN
Seaman 2c Wilbur Williams USN
Lieutenamyt Albert Winkle USN
Fireman 2nd clas Fred Bullinger USN
Mess attendant 3 Andrew Askin USN


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