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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Purser Raymond Ely USMM
Messman Jeassus Sweet USMM
2nd Cook Robert Gee USMM
O.S. Frank Turner USMM
A.B. C. Green USMM
Wiper George Turro USMM
Oiler Edwin Greve USMM
Master Charles Wahl USMM
A.B. Edmund Hart USMM
Jr. Engineer Vincent Nowowiejaski USMM
Chief Mate Erling Knudsen USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Scrivener USMM
Utility Joseph Lee USMM
A.B. John Malone USMM
Wiper William Banks USMM
O.S. William Marston USMM
Chief Pumpman Vernon Barfield USMM
Oiler Arthur Mccauley USMM
A.B. O. Bilbo USMM
2nd Mate H. Moore USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking