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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 descending
Chief Electricio Francis Cotton USN
Coxswain Christ Damavara USN
Quartermaster 3r Frank Mccormick USN
Fireman 3rd Anthony Glowka USN
Machinist Mate 2 Stamatios Herras USN
Electrician 2nd Charles Jones USN
Boilermaker Aubrey Lamb USN
Seaman 2c Murrell Kearnes USN
Painter 1c Clemons George Peters USN
Seaman Valentine Sellers USN
Chief Electricia Harry Unger USN
Fireman 2c Thomas Willis USN
Ship's Cook 3c Lloyd Rathbun USN
Carpenter Henry Davis USN
Quartermaster 3c Henry Thrasher USN
Fireman 3c John Paur USN
Boatswain Charles Holmes USN
Seaman 2nd class Lee Battle USN
Boatswain Curtis Montgomery USN
Boatswain's Mate Jim Alexander USN


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