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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 Gulfbelle
The collision occured off Lake Worth Inlet, Florida. Gulfland was northbound when she was struck and burst into flames. When she broke free of Gulfbelle, she grounded on the wreck of the SS Republic, which had been torpedoed in February of 1942. After several days, she worked herself free and drifted aground on the beach of Hobe Sound, Florida where she burned for 52 days

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 34

Namesort descending Service Branch
A.B. A. Baxley USMM
Oiler Paul Boulsen USMM
Messman James Bryant USMM
2nd Mate Arthur Cain USMM
Radio Officer P. Chance USMM
3rd Engineer Edward Chapman USMM
F/W Aubrey Childs USMM
Machinist John Christiansen USMM
O.S. Raymond Cole USMM
2nd Engineer Walter Cowart USMM
Chief Engineer Hunter Crist USMM
F/W Richard Crosby USMM
A.B. Bennet Dauzat USMM
Oiler C. Goebel USMM
Steward Albert Gothier USMM
Chief Mate Gustav Gustafson USMM
A.B. George Hodges USMM
Messman Lawrence Jacobs USMM
2nd Cook Weston Lanclous USMM
Bosun Jose Martinez USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking