U.S.S. Cyclops, Volume 2

U.S.S. Cyclops, Volume 2
Marvin W. Barrash


The U.S.S. Cyclops, a collier launched on 7 May 1910, carried a hardworking crew. Her mission was to keep the U.S. Navy fleet fueled and supplied during World War I. Occasional mention of the Cyclops’ good work appeared in the press, but when she disappeared in 1918, there was extensive front page coverage.

U.S.S. Cyclops, Volume I, documented the day-to-day operations on the ship, her architecture and most everything pertaining to the Cyclops’ history.

Despite all of the research, which began in 1997, some questions remained unanswered concerning the loss of the ship, the origins of Captain Worley and details pertaining to the final crew. U.S.S. Cyclops, Volume II answers many of those questions. It also focuses on the loss of the ship and the 309 men, on board, in 1918. Positional data gleaned from the log books of the Collier Abarenda, may eventually lead to the location where the U.S.S. Cyclops came to rest and ultimately an analysis of the cause of her loss. That data is included in this volume. A wealth of photographs and an index to surnames, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

2021, 6x9, paper, , 354 pp