USS Cyclops

18th August 2007, 11:04
On 13 March 1918 the USS Cyclops, 14500 tons, built in 1910 and with 309 passengers and crew disappeared without trace while on passage from Georgetown, Guyana to Norfolk. The USS Cyclops was a collier and was carrying manganese from Bahia, Brazil to Norfolk.

Many stories were told about her disappearance. Some were that a German born American naval Lieutenant Commander had assisted a German U Boat in over powering the ships command, being hijacked by enemy agents and had been taken while in the Bermuda Traiangle.

One question I have is about her looks. Can someone explain the rigging between the bridge and the aft accommodation. There is also 4 very high masts between the bridge and aft section. Are they for comms antenna?


18th August 2007, 16:16
Quite a lot about her if you Google USS Cyclops,but no definitive answers, but a few interesting facts.

20th August 2007, 12:46
I think you will find they are part of a RASing rig. The Jupiter also had this gantry before converting into the Aircraft Carrier USS Langley.