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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman 2c Lee Battle USN
Seaman 2nd class Lee Battle USN
Shipfitter 2nd c Hamilton Bayne USN
Seaman 2nd class Fred Beale USN
Seaman 2c William Beese USN
Electrician 2nd Hamilton Beggs USN
Seaman 2c John Bess USN
Fireman 3c Oral Beye USN
Storekeeper 1st Charles Blackledge USN
Machinist Mate 1 Edward Blake USN
Machinist Mate John Blemle USN
Fireman 1st clas John Boese USN
Seaman 2c Reginald Bosher USN
Chief Water Tend Harry Boyce USN
Seaman 2c William Brandt USN
Coxswain Bascomb Branson USN
Yeoman 2nd class John Brawford USN
Machinist mate 2 Felix Brenner USN
Seaman 2c William Brooks USN
Fireman 1st clas Allie Brown USN


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