Ships and aircraft reported missing in the Bermuda Triangle:
Over the last 25 years alone more than 75 airplanes and a thousand yachts and commercial ships with their passengers
and crews disappeared without trace in the Deadly Triangle.* According to Gian Quasarin in his book Into The Bermuda
Triangle. The first ship report dates back to 1780. Despite modern navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue systems, ships and planes continue to disappear without trace into that mysterious region of the North Atlantic.
The most famous US Navy losses which have occurred in the area popularly known as the Bermuda Triangle are:
*The civilian tanker SS Marine Sulphur Queen
The ship disappeared in March 1918, taking with it all 306 crew and passengers. It is believed the ship probably sank in an
It wasn't until 1945 that the world's attention was focused on the mysterious realm. In December, an entire squadron of
Navy bombers vanished somewhere off Florida.
Flight 19 was the designation of a training exercise that took place on December 5, 1945 from Ft Lauderdale Naval Air
Station, Florida, involving five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers with a total of 14 men on board, which disappeared under
still unknown circumstances. No survivors were found and the five bombers were never recovered.
Several aircraft were dispatched to search for the Avengers and guide them back if they could locate them. Two of the
searching aircraft were Training 32 and Training 49, a pair of big PBM-5 Martin Mariner seaplanes which took off at 19:37
from Banana River Naval Air Station at Cocoa Beach, Florida (now Patrick Air Force Base). Training 32 headed due east
out toward the Bahamas, while Training 49 followed the Florida coast north before turning northeast out into the Atlantic.
Training 49 radioed a routine message to its base a few minutes later, but was never heard from again. The loss of Training
49 was attributed to a mid-air explosion.
The lives of 27 men: the fourteen men aboard Flight 19, known as "Lost Squadron", as well as the 13 men aboard the
search and rescue aircraft Training 49 ( PBM patrol plane) sent to find them and 6 plains were lost.
SS Marine Sulphur Queen
This civilian tanker SS Marine Sulphur Queen carrying bulk molten sulfur which sank in February 1963. Although the wreck
of Marine Sulphur Queen has not been located, a life preserver and other floating artifacts were recovered.