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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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. Charlie Mcfarland USMM
O.S. Joseph Ollier USMM
Master Torger Olsen USMM
O.S. Lambros Paraskevas USMM
2nd Pumpman Reider Pedersen USMM
Wiper Victor Pena USMM
1st Engineer Burton Rotmans USMM
A.B. Raymond Rotzall USMM
Messman James Sanford USMM
3rd Mate Leonard Smith USMM
F/W John Thompson USMM
Chief Pumpman Rudolph Tolmazin USMM
O.S. James Tucker USMM
Messman Davis Veillon USMM