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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Oiler C. Goebel USMM
3rd Mate Leonard Smith USMM
Steward Albert Gothier USMM
F/W John Thompson USMM
Chief Mate Gustav Gustafson USMM
Chief Pumpman Rudolph Tolmazin USMM
A.B. A. Baxley USMM
A.B. George Hodges USMM
O.S. James Tucker USMM
Oiler Paul Boulsen USMM
Messman Lawrence Jacobs USMM
Messman Davis Veillon USMM
Messman James Bryant USMM
2nd Cook Weston Lanclous USMM
2nd Mate Arthur Cain USMM
Bosun Jose Martinez USMM
Radio Officer P. Chance USMM
A.B. Charlie Mcfarland USMM
3rd Engineer Edward Chapman USMM
O.S. Joseph Ollier USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking