SMN John George Alschbach Jr.

SMN John George Alschbach Jr.

Birth
Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Death 14 Jun 1918 (aged 29)
USA
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Lost in the Bermuda Triangle
Memorial ID 13433520 · View Source
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Folk Figure. Alschbach was a Coxswain on the U.S.S. Cyclops (a collier). The ship disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on March 4, 1918. The ship carrying 306 people including enlisted men and passengers was never heard from again. It is one of the Bermuda Triangles great mysteries. Athough the ship disappeared on March 4, 1918, the designated date of death for every one on board is June 14, 1918.Seaman John George Alschbach, Jr., was the son of John George Alschbach, Sr. & Elizabeth (Richards) Alschbach.

When John Alschbach, Jr. completed his WWI Draft Registration in June of 1917, he had already served four years previously, in the US Navy. On that date, he was a fireman, working for the Osceola Mining Co., and resided in Kearsarge, Michigan. He re-enlisted in the US Navy on 25 July 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Seaman Alschbach was a ship's coxswain aboard the USS Cyclops, a Proteus-class collier, when the ship was mysteriously lost at sea. It was carrying a load of manganese ore, and departed from Rio de Janeiro on 16 Feb 1918, and expected to arrive in Baltimore, Maryland on 13 Mar 1918. The ship never made it to Baltimore, and the wreckage has never been found. The ship is reported to have been over-loaded, and one of its engines was in need of repair. Some have speculated that the ship came upon an unexpected storm, and because of it's weight and engine trouble, was no match for it. However, the true cause of the ship's demise, and that of her crew, is not known.



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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 25 Feb 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13433520
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SMN John George Alschbach Jr. (9 Mar 1889–14 Jun 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13433520, ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) Body lost at sea, who reports a Lost in the Bermuda Triangle.