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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 ascending
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 Careless Word, A Needless Sinking