The vanishing of the USS Cyclops, one of our country’s most enormous fuel ships, marks the most significant loss of life in the history of the US Navy in a single incident.
In March 1918, this massive ship set out to sail from Brazil towards Baltimore through the Bermuda region, harboring 10,800 tons of manganese ore with 309 crew members. Setting off on a fair weather day, this ship’s first and only message indicated no sort of concern.
But, the craft was never heard from again. An entire area search was implemented, but nothing was ever found. No remains of the ship or its crew members have ever been found.
The captain never sent out a distress signal, and no one aboard responded to radio calls from nearby vessels. Naval investigators also failed to find a solid cause for its disappearance.
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