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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
Jr. Engineer Vincent Nowowiejaski USMM
O.S. Reuben Reedy USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Scrivener USMM
Utility Nimrod Shipp USMM
3rd Mate John Smith USMM
2nd Cook William Sonberg USMM
Messman Jeassus Sweet USMM
O.S. Frank Turner USMM
Wiper George Turro USMM
Master Charles Wahl USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking