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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
Fireman 2nd Oral Hotchkiss USN
Fireman 3rd Herman King USN
Coxswain Tom Damere USN
Seaman 2c Burt Newton USN
Quartermaster 3c James Ryan USN
Fireman 3c Francis Strong USN
Fireman 2c Andrew West USN
Boilermaker James Miller USN
Seaman 2c Lee Battle USN
Fireman 1c Herman Schmiedeberg USN
Seaman Henry Wilson USN
Lieutenamyt Albert Winkle USN
Fireman 2nd clas Fred Bullinger USN
Mess attendant 3 Andrew Askin USN
Coxswain Arthur Cavanaugh USN
Seaman 2nd Junius Dellinger USN
Electrician 3rd Robert Ferguson USN
Seaman 2nd Jacob Firrer USN
Mess Attendant 3 Lewis Hardwick USN
Seaman 2nd Kenneth Hubbard USN


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