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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
2nd Cook Robert Gee USMM
Purser Raymond Ely USMM
Galleyman William Edwards USMM
A.B. Edward Dwyer USMM
F/W Jarvis Creath USMM
3rd Mate D. Champluvier USMM
Wiper Gerald Bloomfield USMM
A.B. O. Bilbo USMM
Chief Pumpman Vernon Barfield USMM
Wiper William Banks USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking