Aherns, Albert George, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
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Primary Unit
1916-1918, USS Cyclops (AC-4)
Service Years
1914 - 1918
Seaman 1st Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Oshkosh, WI
Last Address
627 Eighth Street
Oshkosh, WI
(Brother: John Aherns)

Date of Passing
Jun 14, 1918
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lost at Sea

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He enlisted in the US Navy in 1914 and was assigned to the Battleship USS Arkansas. He saw action with a naval landing party in Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 22, 1914 and was commended for bravery. He became qualified as a Gun Pointer and was transferred to the collier (coaling vessel) USS Cyclops in World War I.

In early March 1918, while returning from a voyage to Brazil, USS Cyclops disappeared with all hands. Her wreck has never been found, and the cause of her loss remains unknown.Ahrens was a Seaman on the U.S.S. Cyclops (a collier). The ship carrying 306 people including enlisted men and passengers was never heard from again. Athough the ship disappeared in March 1918, the designated date of death for every one on board is June 14, 1918. 

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US Navy
  1914-1917, SN-0000, USS Arkansas (M-7)
  1916-1918, USS Cyclops (AC-4)
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  1917-1918 World War I
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