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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, October 21, 1943
Collision with SS Gulfland
The collision occured off Lake Worth Inlet, Florida while en route to Houston, Texas. Gulfbelle was showered with flaming gasoline from Gulfland. The fire was fought by a Coast Guard fire fighting crew.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 30

Namesort descending Service Branch
Wiper William Banks USMM
Chief Pumpman Vernon Barfield USMM
A.B. O. Bilbo USMM
Wiper Gerald Bloomfield USMM
3rd Mate D. Champluvier USMM
F/W Jarvis Creath USMM
A.B. Edward Dwyer USMM
Galleyman William Edwards USMM
Purser Raymond Ely USMM
2nd Cook Robert Gee USMM
A.B. C. Green USMM
Oiler Edwin Greve USMM
A.B. Edmund Hart USMM
Chief Mate Erling Knudsen USMM
Utility Joseph Lee USMM
A.B. John Malone USMM
O.S. William Marston USMM
Oiler Arthur Mccauley USMM
2nd Mate H. Moore USMM
Utility Russell Naylor USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking