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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 ascending Service Branch
Master Charles Wahl USMM
Wiper George Turro USMM
O.S. Frank Turner USMM
Messman Jeassus Sweet USMM
2nd Cook William Sonberg USMM
3rd Mate John Smith USMM
Utility Nimrod Shipp USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Scrivener USMM
O.S. Reuben Reedy USMM
Jr. Engineer Vincent Nowowiejaski USMM
Utility Russell Naylor USMM
2nd Mate H. Moore USMM
Oiler Arthur Mccauley USMM
O.S. William Marston USMM
A.B. John Malone USMM
Utility Joseph Lee USMM
Chief Mate Erling Knudsen USMM
A.B. Edmund Hart USMM
Oiler Edwin Greve USMM
A.B. C. Green USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking