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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
Chief Pumpman Vernon Barfield USMM
Oiler Arthur Mccauley USMM
A.B. O. Bilbo USMM
2nd Mate H. Moore USMM
Wiper Gerald Bloomfield USMM
Utility Russell Naylor USMM
3rd Mate D. Champluvier USMM
O.S. Reuben Reedy USMM
F/W Jarvis Creath USMM
Utility Nimrod Shipp USMM
A.B. Edward Dwyer USMM
3rd Mate John Smith USMM
Galleyman William Edwards USMM
2nd Cook William Sonberg USMM
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


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking