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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
Oiler C. Goebel USMM
A.B. Bennet Dauzat USMM
F/W Richard Crosby USMM
Chief Engineer Hunter Crist USMM
2nd Engineer Walter Cowart USMM
O.S. Raymond Cole USMM
Machinist John Christiansen USMM
F/W Aubrey Childs USMM
3rd Engineer Edward Chapman USMM
Radio Officer P. Chance USMM
2nd Mate Arthur Cain USMM
Messman James Bryant USMM
Oiler Paul Boulsen USMM
A.B. A. Baxley USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking