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I know I have already posted a thread in this forum - but the title was misleading. I have casualty lists on naval-history.net but the story of the Nereus and Proteus fascinates me.
I tried looking all over the Internet and feel I might just not be looking in the right places.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
Try hazegray.org and see if they have an organization for either of those 2 ships you have mentioned.
I followed your instructions and low and behold found out information about both the USS Nereus and the USS Proteus.
Here's where it gets interesting. Once source says that the USS Nereus was sold for scrap and scrapped on December 10, 1941. A different source says she went down in heavy seas with a loss of 60 men.
The USS Proteus apparently sank in heavy seas also, with a loss of 58 men, apparently after being hit by a torpedo.
I would tend to believe that both ships sank. Reading about the Cyclops (you know she of the Bermuda Triangle fame lol), these three vessels were not known for their seaworthiness. Again, lives lost for no good reason. These vessels didn't have deck guns and if they did they probably would have shot themselves. Anyway, I haven't found anything that suggests the Nereus or the Proteus were in any way involved in the war.
Just another sad ending. Thanks for your information.
Peace be with you
As in all maritime issue's of the ship going missing on a voyage, any number of thing's can go wrong. Anything from the Sea chest developing a leak in the middle of the night without anyone caughting it, to a hull failure in heavy seas.
Always happy to help where i can.
Hi. Regarding U.S.S. Cyclops, prior to her Atlantic convoy duty in 1917 she received 4 deck guns.
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