Wednesday, March 04, 2015

USS Cyclops

USS Cyclops (1910-1918); Anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City. Date: October 3 1911 Source: United States Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, Photo #: NH 55549

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USS Cyclops (AC-4) was one of four Proteus-class colliers built for the United States Navy. She was the second U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. The loss of the ship and 306 crew and passengers without a trace within the area known as the Bermuda Triangle some time after March 4, 1918 remains the single largest loss of life in U.S. Naval history not directly involving combat.

There was speculation she was captured or sunk by a German raider or submarine, because she was carrying 10,800 long tons (11,000 t) of manganese ore used to produce munitions, but German authorities at the time, and subsequently, denied any knowledge of the vessel. The Naval History & Heritage Command has stated she "probably sank in an unexpected storm" but the cause is unknown.

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