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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 ascending Service Branch
Messman Davis Veillon USMM
O.S. James Tucker USMM
Chief Pumpman Rudolph Tolmazin USMM
F/W John Thompson USMM
3rd Mate Leonard Smith USMM
Messman James Sanford USMM
A.B. Raymond Rotzall USMM
1st Engineer Burton Rotmans USMM
Wiper Victor Pena USMM
2nd Pumpman Reider Pedersen USMM
O.S. Lambros Paraskevas USMM
Master Torger Olsen USMM
O.S. Joseph Ollier USMM
A.B. Charlie Mcfarland USMM
Bosun Jose Martinez USMM
2nd Cook Weston Lanclous USMM
Messman Lawrence Jacobs USMM
A.B. George Hodges USMM
Chief Mate Gustav Gustafson USMM
Steward Albert Gothier USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking