Alaska Shipwrecks (H)

ABBREVIATIONS:  AluminumALBritish ColumbiaBCCentralCFiberglassFRPFishing VesselFVIndicated Horse PowerIHPLongliner-LLMotor VesselMVNorthNOfficial NumberONRevenue Cutter ServiceRCSSchoonerSchSignal LettersSLSouth CentralSCSoutheastSESouthwestSWSteel oil screwSOSSteam ShipSSUnknownUUnited States ArmyUSAUnited States Coast GuardUSCGUnited States NavyUSNWestcentralWCWood gas screwWGSWood oil screwWOS

H I C #4 (1929)     The 27 ton wooden scow H I C #4 broke her tow line while being towed from Yakutat to Dangerous River at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday September 3, 1929.  She drifted onto the Dangerous River Bar and was wrecked by the pounding waves of a heavy SE gale.  There was no one aboard and no cargo, but the H I C #4, valued at $984 was completely wrecked.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 59 20 55 N 139 18 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 27, Built 1919, Registered Juneau and Seattle, ON 167643, Master F Svenson of Seattle, Owner Libby McNeil & Libby of Seattle, Last Port Yakutat September 2nd

Source: U S Customs Report of Casualty filed by Svenson October 17, 1929 in Seattle

 

H I C 5 (1946)     The 51 ton 60 foot wooden scow H I C 5 foundered May 10, 1946 at Excursion Inlet.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 25 N 135 26 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 51 Gross and Net, Length 60.1, Breadth 22.1, Depth 4.6, Built 1925 at Seattle WA, Owner A P Wolf, Registered Juneau, ON 169160

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 226, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

H L TIERNAN (1882)     The 153 ton two masted schooner H L Tiernan was lost in 1882 in the Shumagin Islands.  The vessel was owned by Lynde and Hough of San Francisco and valued at $17,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.  The H L Tiernan was part of the cod fishing fleet.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 10 N 160 W   Chart 16540

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Pacific Cod Fisheries (1916) Pg 108

 

H & S NO 5 (1967)     The 198 ton 90 foot wooden barge H & S No 5 foundered March 29, 1967 in Whitewater Bay on the southwest coast of Admiralty Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 15 N 134 37 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 198 Gross and Net, Length 90.5, Breadth 32, Depth 8.6, Built 1911 at Seattle WA, Registered Tacoma WA, ON 164680

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 274, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

HACIENDA (1955)     The 11 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hacienda was consumed by fire May 23, 1955 in Behm Canal.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 28 N 131 55 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 32.1, Breadth 9.2, Depth 5.2, Built 1943 at Juneau, Horsepower 110, Owner Roland Ward, Registered Ketchikan, ON 245230

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 213, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 743

 

HAE HAWAII (1868)     The 368 ton whaling bark Hae Hawaii drug anchor and went ashore in a gale September 22, 1868 in the Seahorse Islands.  The vessel departed Honolulu March 30, 1868 for whaling in the Arctic.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 53 N 158 42 W   Chart 16005

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HAGEMEISTER (1963)     The 69 ton 65 foot wooden gas screw Hagemeister foundered September 19, 1963 about 12 miles southeast of Yakataga.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 03 40 N 142 26 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 69 Gross 62 Net, Length 65.2, Breadth 24.4, Depth 4.1, Built 1943 at Seattle WA, Service freight, Horsepower 230, SL WA5593, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 250722

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 257, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 964

 

HAIDA MAID (1958)     The gas screw vessel Haida Maid disappeared in a snow squall November 18, 1958 near Haines.  Wreckage of the vessel washed ashore near Dyea, Sanki Inlet November 29th.  Lost was John Lawrence Jr. of Haines.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   59 14 10 N 135 26 15 W   Chart 17300

Comment: Probably Taiyasanka Harbor.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HALCYON (1918)     The 68 ton wooden gas screw Halcyon broke her mooring chains in a strong SW storm and foundered Tuesday November 12, 1918 at Akutan.  No one was aboard the vessel at the time of the disaster.  The following are remarks from the report of casualty filed by T Williamson, foreman of the North Pacific Sea Products Whaling Station at Akutan:

“Severe SW storm towards evening and very dark.”  “Akutan Bay, Akutan, Alaska….vessel broke mooring…foundered.”  “Vessel was laid up at mooring for winter, had two anchors down, no one on board.  Vessel must have broken anchor chains.”  “Unable to do anything as no vessel was available to assist and weather was too bad for the small boat we had.”  “Total loss”

It was not known if the Halcyon, valued at $25,000 was insured.  She was owned by North Pacific Sea Products of Seattle.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 11 N 165 43 W   Chart 16531

Additional Information: Tonnage 68 Gross 50 Net, Built 1887, Registered St Paul Minn and Seattle Wash, ON 95914, Master John Berntzen of Seattle, Crew 12, Last Port Seattle May 1918

Source: U S Customs Report of Casualty November 15, 1918 by Williamson

 

HALCYON (1964)     A vessel named Halcyon was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

HAMMOND (1907)     The 41 foot wooden gas screw steamer Hammond burned off Storey Island August 22, 1907.

“The engine of the steamer backfired, igniting oil in bilges.  Crew was unable to smother the fire.  The master took a small boat and rowed one and one half miles for a larger boat to rescue the passengers and engineer.  Meanwhile, the vessel drifted ashore.  Six passengers were saved, but the engineer was found dead.”

The Hammond’s home port was Seattle and service was inland towing.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 43 30 N 147 25 W   Chart 16713

Additional Information: Length 41, Breadth 9.6, Depth 4.5, Built Portland Oregon 1901, Tonnage 14 Gross 10 Net, Registered Seattle, ON 96582

Source: Alaska Packers Association Records (1982 Microfilm) “Shipwrecks 1741-1939”

 

HANA COVE (1990)     The 50 foot fiberglass fish tender Hana Cove lost steering, struck a rock, cracked her hull and sank quickly June 19, 1990 in Valdez Narrows.  All four crewmembers donned survival suits and swam to shore.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 03 15 N 146 40 30 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 942338

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HANG ON (1999)     The 34 foot commercial fishing vessel Hang On caught fire and sank August 25, 1999 in Bristol Bay.  The only person on board was rescued by an Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 N 162 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: ON 1066222

Sources: 1. U S C G Marine Information Exchange “Hang On”, 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

HAPPY HOOKER II (1997)     The 28 foot dive boat Happy Hooker II iced up, drug anchor and sank December 30, 1997 in Alitak Bay.  The three persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 50 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON AK9495A

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HARDER (1979)     The 48 foot vessel Harder sank near Kodiak October 6, 1979.  The crew was picked up by the charter vessel Ten Bears.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   5747 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

HARLEQUIN (1971)     The gas screw Harlequin foundered July 3, 1971 at Seward.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 06 30 N 149 26 30 W   Chart 16680

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HAROLD BLEKUM (1917)     The 192 ton wooden schooner Harold Blekum drifted ashore, stranded and was lost in Ugak Bay just after midnight March 4, 1917.  The vessel departed Kodiak February 27th bound for Seattle with a crew of eight and 100 tons of cargo including empty gasoline drums.  They had lost both of their anchors the day before.  Weather at the time was reported to be calm clear night with heavy swell and snow squalls.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 48 N 154 04 W   Chart 16580

Comment: Vessel originally Ruby A Cousins (see)

Additional Information: Tonnage 192 Gross 185 Net, Age 34 years, Registered San Francisco, ON 110554, Master W O Kahlmeister of Seattle, Owner D F Erskine of San Francisco, Vessel Value $15,000, Cargo Value $1,500, Insurance unknown

Source: U S Custom Report of Casualty March 19, 1917 by Kahlmeister

 

HAROLD J (1955)     The Kotzebue tug Harold J foundered and sank in a gale August 28, 1955 near Lopp Lagoon in the Bering Sea.  All three crewmembers were lost.  Wreckage from the Harold J including her name plate, compass and pieces of superstructure were found near Lopp Lagoon 40 miles north of Shishmaref.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   65 45 N 167 45 W   Chart 16006

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HARRIET (1900)     The 92 ton schooner Harriet parted an anchor cable in a 40 mile per hour storm two miles west of Nome and was driven ashore at 9:30 p.m. September 6, 1900.  The crew of 9 survived, but the Hariett, valued at $11,000 was a total loss. She was also carrying a $3,000 cargo of dogs, deer and skins of which $1,500 worth was lost.  The vessel was travelling from Mechaitani Bay to Nome.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 26 N 165 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Length 91.3, Breadth 26.5, Depth 8.5, Built 1900 Ballard Washington, Tonnage 92, Registration Chicago Ill, ON 96496, Owner and Master J L Crowell of Chicago, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo Insurance none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed September 15, 1900 at Nome by Crowell

 

HARRIET (1967)     The crab fishing vessel Harriet struck a log and sank December 6, 1967 one mile off of Seldovia Point.  Both crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Amatuli and taken to Seldovia.  The Harriet eventually broke in two and the stern washed ashore at Barabara Point.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 29 10 N 151 38 30 W   Chart 16647

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HARRIET G (1932) See Esther 1933?     The Harriet G was a wooden brig that that capsized off of Cape Flattery with a load of lumber.  Harriet was rerigged as a 3-master, renamed the Esther and eventually became a floating cannery.  See Esther 1933.

 

HARRY B (1991)     The 85 foot vessel Harry B burned April 24, 1991 off of Woody Island near Kodiak.  The two persons on board were able to escape with most of their gear.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 N 152 20 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HARVESTER (1955)     The 20 ton 40 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Harvester burned March 28, 1955 at the north end of Level Island in Sumner Strait.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 133 05 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 15 Net, Length 39.9, Breadth 12.6, Depth 5.7, Built 1917 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 40, Owner Frank Young, Registered Wrangell, ON 215289

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 218, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 743

 

HARVEY (1964)     The 19 ton 39 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Harvey was consumed by fire February 18, 1964 at Old Harbor.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 12 15 N 153 18 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 13 Net, Length 39.6, Breadth 11.5, Depth 6.5, Built 1940 at Coupeville WA, Former Name Evelyn C, Horsepower 130, SL WC4450, Owner Marvin E Nelson, Registered Ketchikan, ON 239459

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 271, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

HARVEY G (1991)     The 94 foot crab fishing vessel Harvey G was lost in heavy weather in the Bering Sea November 22, 1991 approximately 100 miles north of Cold Bay.  All four crewmembers abandoned ship, but none were ever found.  Lost were skipper Ken Krumal (32) of Kodiak, Johnny Morgan of Seattle, Shawn Nelson Crane and Timothy Caudill.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 12 N 162 42 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 651993

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HATTIE B (1942)     The 8 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hattie B foundered off of Cape Ommaney June 28, 1942.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 10 N 134 40 20 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 32, Breadth 8.9, Depth 4.1, Built 1919 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 97, Owner Robert Myking, Registered Ketchikan, ON 218106

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 160

 

HAWAIIAN PRINCESS (1988)     The catcher processor Hawaiian Princess was consumed by fire July 1, 1988 approximately 100 nautical miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.  All seven crewmembers escaped to a life raft and were picked up an hour later by the fishing vessel Bering Sea.  The burned out hulk of the Hawaiian Princess was sent to the bottom by the United States Coast Guard, who pumped over 800 rounds of machine gun fire into the vessel to sink her.  The Hawaiian Princess was considered unsalvageable and a hazard to navigation.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 54 N 166 31 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HAWK (1935)     The 5 ton gas screw Hawk was lost in a storm at Chignik May 22, 1935.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 18 N 156 158 24 W   Chart 16566

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HAWK (1963)     The 25 ton 45 foot wooden barge Hawk foundered July 4, 1963 at Naknek in Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 43 40 N 157 00 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 25 Gross 21 Net, Length 45.1, Breadth 18, Depth 2.8, Built 1933 at Seattle WA, Owner Wards Cove Packing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 233079

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 255, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 964

 

HAYDN BROWN (1912)     The 162 foot 864 ton bark Haydn Brown was lost on the southern tip of Montague Island at 8:00 p.m. Sunday May 18, 1912.  The vessel departed Akutan May 3, 1912 bound for Seattle via Gypsum with 30 tons of coal, six crew and two stowaways.  The bark had been reduced to a barge and was being towed by the tug Pioneer.  They encountered a storm off of Cape Saint Elias and the Pioneer cut the Haydn Brown loose.  The barge drifted for two days with the tug in pursuit, piling up on the rocks at the south end of Montague May 18th.  Two crew of the barge made it to shore, one found by local natives and the other by the lighthouse tender Armeria.  Only one of those two survived; one August Palmer.  The other six aboard the barge perished including the two stowaways. The 1502 ton Armeria also went on the rocks and was lost in the rescue attempt.  Her crew of 36 plus the single survivor of the Haydn Brown were rescued by the steamship Admiral Sampson.  (See Armeria)  Lost with the Haydn Brown were master A Peterson of Oakland California, S Martin, C Westerlund, Chris Jensen, Kowahara and the two stowaways, names unknown.

Mapping and Location:  South Central Alaska   59 48 N 147 55 W   Chart 16701

Additional Information: Length 162, Breadth 34.9, Depth 19.8 Built Newburyport Mass, Tonnage 864 Gross 769 Net, Registered Seattle, ON 95434, Owner Coastwise Steamship and Barge Co of Seattle, Vessel Value $7,500, Cargo Value $240, Vessel Insurance $2,500, Cargo Insurance none

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report filed May 23, 1912 at Puget Sound by James Griffith and Sons Managing Owners, 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 211

 

HAZEL (1945)     The 10 ton 39 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hazel stranded and was lost at Cordova in November of 1945.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length39, Breadth 12.2, Depth 3.9, Built 1917 at Petersburg, Horsepower 25, Owner Judvig Gjoen, Registered Juneau, ON 215014

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 196, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

HAZEL A (1964)     The 17 ton 38 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hazel A was reported lost at Kodiak during the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 12 Net, Length 38.8, Breadth 12.3, Depth 4.0, Built 1957 at Kodiak, Horsepower 140 SL WK3446, Owner W C Anderson, Registered Juneau, ON 277006

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 272

 

HAZEL B NO2 (1932)     The 135 ton wooden gas screw Hazel B No 2 caught fire alongside of the Anderson Boat Shop in Wrangell at 10:30 p.m. Saturday January 23, 1932.  The vessel was out of commission and on the ways for winter storage when the casualty occurred.  “The Wrangell fire department and citizens did everything in their power to hold the fire in check as well as to extinguish it.”  The Hazel B No 2 became a total loss.  Weather at the time was “very little wind, if any, light snow falling, weather cloudy and dark.”  S C Barrington, owner and master of the vessel, stated in the report of casualty he filed at Wrangell that the vessel was worth $60,000 with $30,000 in insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17382

Additional Information: Tonnage 135 Gross 86 Net, Built 1916, Registered Wrangell, ON 214262

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Wrangell January 29, 1932 by Barrington and Federal Agent A M Smith

 

HAZEL I (1950)     The 7 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hazel I burned on August 22, 1950 between Point Francis and Helms Bay on Cleveland Peninsula.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 40 15 N 131 50 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 32.2, Breadth 9.1, Depth 3.6, Built 1918 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 15, Owner Doris A Maddox, Registered Ketchikan, ON 216813

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1950) Pg 227, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 938

 

HAZEL (1963)     The gas screw Hazel foundered July 9, 1963 east of Hoonah in Spasski Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 06 35 N 135 19 W   Chart 17300

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HAZEL LOUISE (2007)     The 55 foot fishing vessel Hazel Louise burned to the waterline and sank November 8, 2007 while at anchor in Nakwasina Passage near the northern end of Halleck Island north of Sitka.  The master of the vessel was the only one aboard and reported being awakened by explosions, burning wood and heavy smoke.  He abandoned ship in a survival suit and swam to a nearby island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 15 N 135 30 W   Chart 17320

Source: U S C G Enforcement Report (November 8, 2007)

 

HAZEL M (1951)     The 28 foot troller Hazel M broke loose from her moorings at Metlakatla and sank at Driest Point October 1, 1951.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 10 40 N 131 36 15 W   Chart 17420

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

Monashka Bay on Kodiak Island

Monashka Bay on Kodiak Island

HAZEL M (1960)     The 9 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hazel M burned March 14, 1960 at Monashka Bay on Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 50 N 152 25 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 32, Breadth 10.6, Depth 4.0, Built 1939 at Seward, Horsepower 50, Owner Rudolph Sundberg, Registered Juneau, ON 238586

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 237, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

HEAD AND TAIL (1985)     The fishing vessel Head and Tail grounded and was lost while being towed by the seiner Anna O May 16, 1985 at Softuk Bar near Controller Bay.  Both vessels were lost along with the operator of the Anna O.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 13 N 144 40 W   Chart 16723

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HEATHER D (1964)     The 8 ton 27 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Heather D was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 27.5, Breadth 9.7, Depth 4.1, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 115, SL WT6322, Owner Max H Wells, Registered Juneau, ON 264995

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 273, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

HEATHER K (2005)     The 46 foot wooden longline halibut fishing vessel Heather K was consumed by fire May 15, 2005 approximately 52 miles southwest of Kodiak off of Sitkalidak Island.  All four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter and transported back to Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 07 N 153 14 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (May 16, 2005) “Halibut boat catches fire”

 

HEIDI MARIE (1978)     The fishing vessel Heidi Marie grounded and sank November 30, 1978 in Terror Bay, Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 N 153 12 W   Chart 16580

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HEKLA (1964)     The 89 ton 71 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Hekla was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 89 Gross 61 Net, Length 71.2, Breadth 20.2, Depth 9.9, Built 1937 at Tacoma WA, Former Name Rio Del Mar, Horsepower 350, SL WB2044, Owner Bel Hecate Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 236409

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 273

 

HELA (1971)     The 32 ton 52 foot steel oil screw Hela foundered during 1971 in the Lower Yukon River.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 32 Gross 22 Net, Length 52.1, Breadth 13.9, Depth 4.2, Built 1944 at Jersey City NJ, Former Names LCM-3-53932 (U S N) and LCM-6-53932 (U S N), ON 263389

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 284, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1976) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1870

 

HELEN (1894)     The 46 foot 28 ton wooden schooner Helen lost her rudder, began leaking and stranded near Yakutat Bay (near Mt St Elias) at 2 p.m. Thursday May 3, 1894.  The vessel had left Sitka April 7th with a crew of 14 and a hunting outfit worth $2,500.  The wreck report filed by the vessel’s owner Henry Strong of Seattle puts the loss to the Helen and her cargo as “whole”.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 41 30 N 140 18 15 W   Chart 16016

Comment: This vessel has another wreck report on file for a small amount of damage done in a stranding that occurred May 22, 1898 at Unalaska with a different owner and master; strong proof that the Helen was salvaged

Additional Information: Length 45.6, Breadth 17.2, Depth 6.5, Built 1892 Seattle, Tonnage 27.82, Registered Port Townsend Washington, ON 96165, Master Ed Simpson of Seattle, Vessel Value $3,500, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo Insurance $2,000

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed May 14, 1894 by Strong

 

HELEN (1913)     Two men were lost aboard the launch Helen in Galena Bay January 24, 1913 when a line fouled in the prop in rough seas.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 55 20 N 146 37 W   Chart 16708

Source:   Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HELEN (1917)     The 17 ton 48 foot gas screw fishing vessel Helen stranded and was lost near Level Island October 26, 1917.  The two crewmen aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 133 05 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 11 Net, Length 48, Breadth 8.4, Depth 3.4, IHP 12, Built 1910 at Wrangell, Registered Wrangell, ON 208238

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 440, 2.  Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) Pg 244

 

HELEN (1972)     The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Helen was consumed by fire during December of 1972 at Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 30.3, Breadth 9.8, Depth 4.3, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, ON 238986

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 284, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1636

 

HELEN A (1929) see HELLEN A (1929)

 

HELEN B (1953)     The 105 ton 72 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Helen B burned June 9, 1953 half way between Saook Bay and Rodman Bay in Peril Strait.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 29 N 135 19 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 105 Gross 71 Net, Length 72.3, Breadth 20.4, Depth 9.9, Built 1938 at Tacoma WA, Crew 10, Horsepower 200, SL WA5733, Owner John Breskovich, Registered Tacoma WA, ON 237295

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 234, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 748

 

HELEN BLUM (1893)     The 66 ton Schooner Helen Blum was lost with all hands in 1893 between Chirikof and Kodiak Islands.  The following is an excerpt from the Victoria Daily Colonist July 18, 1893:

“The steamer Queen, which arrived down from Alaska with a large excursion party, last evening, brings word that quantities of wreckage picked up to the westward of the Alaska Peninsula have been positively identified as belonging to the San Francisco schooner Helen Blum and that vessel, carrying twenty six of a crew, has now been given up as lost with all hands aboard.”

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown Chart 16580

Comment: The two sources here are in conflict for location.  WG

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The Victoria Daily Colonist July 18, 1893

 

HELEN J (1968)     The diesel screw Helen J foundered September 10, 1968 near Icy Bay northwest of Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 55 N 141 33 W   Chart 16016

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HELEN JEAN (1983)     The fishing vessel Helen Jean flooded and was abandoned April 11, 1983 in the Gulf of Alaska.  The vessel was traveling between Wrangell and Valdez with two men aboard.  The two were rescued from the sinking vessel by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HELEN JOHNSON (1910)     The 58 foot 39 ton wooden gas screw Helen Johnson was lost in the ice at 5 a.m. Friday July 29, 1910 seven miles east of Point Hope.  The crew of 10 was rescued at the scene of the wreck by the Revenue Cutter Bear and taken to Nome.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by part owner and master L L Lane of Seattle:

“7 miles East of Point Hope…Strong SE gale, foggy; gale continued for five days.” “Kept careful and constant watch, moving slowly and trying to get out of ice.”  “Surrounded with ice; foggy weather”  “After lying in the ice for 5 days the vessel was gradually ground to pieces.”  “Pounded to pieces by heavy ice”

The Helen Johnson was valued at $7,500 at the time of the casualty.  The crew was able to salvage the 50 horsepower engine which was valued at $2,500.  There was no cargo or insurance.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   68 20 20 N 166 50 40 W   Chart 16005

Comment: May be the same L L Lane who wrecks the Great Bear in 1916 at Saint Mathews Island. WG

Additional Information: Length 58, Breadth 15.6, Depth 6.1, Built 1909 at Tacoma, Service fish, Tonnage 39 Gross 27 Net, IHP 50, Registered Seattle, ON 206672, Owners LL Lane of Seattle and A D Sheldon of Seattle, Last Port Nome July 21st, Destination Point Hope

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at Nome August 21, 1910 by Lane

 

HELEN LEE (1951)     The 20 ton 48 foot wooden gas screw tug Helen Lee foundered March 10, 1951 near Romanzof.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   61 49 N 166 06 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 16 Net, Length 48.8, Breadth 13, Depth 5, Built 1920 at Brooklyn NY, Former Names No 14719 (U S N) and Naguruk , Service towing, Horsepower 100, Owner Gaasland Company, Registered Juneau, ON 233207

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 235, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

HELEN MAR (1892)     The whaling bark Helen Mar was crushed between two icebergs in a swift current and lost along with 27 of her crew in the Chukchi Sea October 6, 1892 northwest of Point Barrow.  The fifth mate, a boat steerer, the cook and two crewmen clung to the main mast as the Helen Mar sank and escaped onto the ice.  They were picked up two days later by the steam whaler Orca.  Two of the survivors were then taken to San Francisco aboard the Beluga.  Lost with the Helen Mar were E O Thaxter – Captain, W E Hardy – First Mate, Richard L Ellis – Second Mate, Joaquin Minia – Third Mate, John O’Hara – Fourth Mate, William Ward – Fifth Mate, Antonio Leitz, Antonio Paugaline, Louis Antone, Frank Birch and C Nelson – Boatsteerers, G Cooper – Carpenter, William Bray – Steward and Asa Kershaw – Cook.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   71 30 N 169 30 W   Chart 16003

Source: Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1895)(1961 reprint) Pg 406

 

HELEN MARIE (2001)     The 42 foot seiner Helen Marie burned from an engine room fire August 16, 2001 at Alitak in Lazy Bay on the south end of Kodiak Island.  All three crewmembers escaped to the seine skiff.  There were 15,000 pounds of pink salmon on board at the time of the disaster.  The melted hulk of the vessel was towed to the beach near Akhiok.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 40 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 615669

Source: U S C G District 17 News Release (August 17, 2001) “Coast Guard Investigates boat fire in Lazy Bay” Release #112-01

 

HELEN N (1969)     The gas screw Helen N was consumed by fire October 1, 1969 at Allen Marine Ways, Jamestown Bay, Sitka.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 02 40 N 135 17 30 W   Chart 17320

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HELEN PAYNE (1935)     An explosion and fire destroyed the 9 ton gas screw Helen Payne in Salmon Bay on Prince of Wales Island at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday August 14, 1935.  The crew of three narrowly escaped the violent gas explosion, but the Helen Payne, valued at $1,500 was a total loss with no insurance.  They had left Wrangell for the fishing grounds and had no cargo at the time of the casualty.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska 56 18 15 N 133 09 W   Chart 17360

Comment: This vessel is misspelled Helan Payne on the wreck report.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 9, Age 34 years, Registered Wrangell, ON 96563, Master Roy Hearst of Wrangell, Owners Columbia River Packers Assoc of Lake Bay

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Wrangell August 19, 1935 by Hearst

 

HELEN SNOW (1872)     The 215 ton whaling bark Helen Snow was damaged by ice in the Arctic Ocean August 19, 1872, and abandoned.  The vessel had a home port of New Bedford, Mass.

“The Bark Helen Snow was afterwards found, crew put on board and vessel taken into San Francisco and sold to pay salvage; sailed one voyage from San Francisco, then transferred to Russian flag.”

Revenue Cutter Service file shows the tonnage of the Helen Snow at 299 and the vessel abandoned August 31, 1872 and then saved by a Captain Owen.

Mapping and Location: Northern Unknown Salvaged

Sources: 1. Alaska Packers Association Records (1982 Microfilm) “1741-1939 Shipwrecks”, 2. Alaska File Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

HELENKA B (1974)     The oil screw Helenka B swamped and was lost October 17, 1974 off of Icy Bay in the Gulf of Alaska.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 55 N 141 33 W   Chart 16016

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HELGA CAROLINE (1914)     The 16 ton wooden gas screw Helga Caroline got off course and stranded in Revillagigedo Channel in the fog at 1:30 p.m. May 9, 1914.  The vessel became a complete loss but the crew of two was able to save themselves and the engine of the Helga Caroline.  The sea was calm and the weather fair with fog.  Henry Roy Thompson, master and owner of the vessel said he “Put ship about, but too late.”  The Helga Caroline departed Ketchikan May 8, 1914 bound for Boca De Quadra in ballast with no cargo.  The wreck occurred on the Mainland inside Slate Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 05 45 N 131 03 W   Chart 17434

Additional Information: Tonnage 16, Age 20 years, Registered Port Townsend Washington, ON 96229, Vessel Value $800, Insurance none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed June 2, 1914 by Thompson at Ketchikan

 

HELGELAND (1942)     The 76 foot 82 ton halibut schooner Helgeland disappeared September 11, 1942 near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.  Captain Louis Holm and 9 other crewmembers were lost.  Some believe the vessel sank in a storm and other believed she hit a floating Japanese mine.  The vessel was last seen at Port Vita north of Kodiak on Raspberry Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 03 50 N 153 04 20 W   Chart 16594

Sources: 1. Seattle Daily Times (November 6, 1942) “Searchers fail to learn fate of Helgeland” Pg 29, 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HELLEN A (1929)     The 10 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw Hellen A drug anchor during a storm and broke up on the beach at 8 p.m. Monday October 14, 1929 in Pyramid Harbor four miles SW of Haines.  No one was aboard the vessel when the casualty occurred.  Master of the Hellen A, J M Adamson of Juneau said the following in the report of casualty:

“Pyramid Harbor, Alaska…at anchor…no one on board.”  “Vessel dragged anchor during storm…high wind…southeast gale.”  “Vessel was at anchor, unable to get to vessel with dory: vessel broke up completely on beach.”

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 10 50 N 135 28 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Built 1917 at Juneau, Registered Juneau, ON 228176, Owner H Adamson of Juneau, Vessel Value $1,200, Cargo and Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed November 1, 1929

 

HELLION (1979)     The 60 foot crab fishing vessel Hellion disappeared November 23, 1979 with three crewmen aboard.  The vessel departed Dutch Harbor November 22nd to pick up crab pots at sea and deliver them to Beaver Inlet.  A storm with winds to 70 knots and seas to 20 feet came through the following day.  Lost were captain and owner Ronald Hoffman, and crewmembers Walt Laughhead and Aaron Going.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 50 N 166 15 W   Chart 17011

Additional Information: Tonnage 38 Gross 30 Net, Length 59, Breadth 13.6, Depth 5.1, Built 1944 Omaha NB, Construction steel, 195 HP, Service freight, Former Name LCMC 48092 (USN), SL WC2198, ON 255093

Sources: 1. Seattle Daily Times (January 5, 1980) Pg D8, 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pgs 627 & 1911

 

HENNING-J (1964)     The 84 ton 70 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Henning-J was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 84 Gross 57 Net, Length 69.9, Breadth 19.3, Depth 8.8, Built 1935 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 135, Owner National Maritime Leasing Company, Registered Chicago IL, ON 233844

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 276

 

HENRY KNEELAND (1864)     The 304 ton whaling ship Henry Kneeland was lost in the ice in the Chukchi Sea in July of 1864.  She departed New Bedford August 11, 1862 for whaling in the Arctic.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   Unknown

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HENRY TABER (1871)     The 296 ton wooden bark Henry Taber was  abandoned in the ice around Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  The bark was in the whaling trade out of New Bedford, Mass. and valued at $52,000 at the time of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16005

Source: Harper’s Weekly (December 2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”

 

HENRY THOMPSON (1851)     The 315 ton whaling ship Henry Thompson was lost in the ice near Diomede Island July 15, 1851.  She had left New London October 22, 1850 bound for whaling in the Arctic.  AT the time of the disaster the Henry Thompson was worth $30,000 with her cargo of whale oil and bone.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   65 47 N 169 W   Chart 16005

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HERCULES (1932)     The 11 ton wooden gas screw Hercules suffered engine failure at 3 a.m. Friday November 18, 1932 and went on the beach ½ mile south of Red Bay.  The two person crew and one passenger made it to safety but the Hercules, valued at $500 was a total loss with no insurance.  They left Craig November 10, 1932 bound for Wrangell.  On scene weather was hazy, strong wind, rough seas and not very dark.  W L Gross, master of the Hercules states in the report of casualty “The vessel went ashore at 3:00 a.m. on the morning of November 18, 1932, and very soon a heavy sea tore her to pieces.”

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 20 N 133 18 W   Chart 17360

Comment: This wreck is reported as happening January 3, 1933 on some records.  WG

Additional Information:  Tonnage 11 Gross 8 Net, Built 1923, Registered at Ketchikan, ON 223252, Master W L Gross of Wrangell, Owner John Nickerson of Klawock

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed December 3, 1932 at Wrangell

 

HERCULES (1952)     The 80 ton 72 foot wooden scow Hercules foundered July 25, 1952 off of Perl Island in the Chugach Island Group of Cook Inlet.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 07 N 151 40 W   Chart 16645

Additional Information: Tonnage 80 Gross and Net, Length 72, Breadth 24.1, Depth 5.2, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, Owner New England Fish Company of Oregon, Registered Seattle, ON 170583

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 238, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 745

 

HERCULES (1966)     The 275 ton 117 foot wooden oil screw tug Hercules was destroyed by ice October 23, 1966 at Clarks Point in the Nushagak River.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 50 30 N 158 33 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 275 Gross 105 Net, Length 116.9, Breadth 28, Depth 13, Built 1944 at Quincy MA, Former Name LT-463 (U S A), Horsepower 1,440, SL WA5908, Owner Carry-Davis Tug and Barge Company, Registered Seattle, ON 249880

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 288, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

HEREWEGO (1956)     The 8 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Herewego foundered December 3, 1956 off Saint John Harbor, Zarembo Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 27 N 132 57 30 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 35.2, Breadth 9, Depth 4, Built 1918 at Petersburg, Horsepower 40, Owner D N McDonald, Registered Wrangell, ON 230009

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 226, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

HERITAGE (2001)     The 49 foot seine fishing vessel Heritage stranded and was lost August 25, 2001 in Hawk.  Master of the Heritage, John P Ancich (34) of Gig Harbor WA, went into diabetic shock and the vessel ran aground.  He did not survive.  The remaining four crewmembers abandoned ship in a skiff after attempting to revive Ancich.  The cruise ship Spirit of Endeavor picked up the crew and a dog from their skiff and transported them to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 07 40 N 134 45 15 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: 290512

Source: U S C G News Release (August 26, 2001) “Coast Guard responds to 5 POB on board vessel aground”

 

HERMES II (2006)     The 50 foot trawler Hermes II sank January 31, 2006 five miles northwest of Cape Decision.  The only person aboard the vessel abandoned ship to a life raft and was rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.  The Hermes II was home ported in Craig.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 00 10 N 134 08 W   Chart 17400

Source: U S C G News Release (January 31, 2006) “Coast Guard helicopter crew rescue man from life raft”

 

HERO (1896)     The 8.8 ton 31 foot schooner Hero struck a rock and was lost about July 30, 1896 in the Barren Islands.  The two person crew was on a trip from Wood Island to Seldoria C. I. when the wreck occurred.  Gus Bernhardt, master of the Hero reported that fog and a strong breeze from the SE were the conditions at the time of the casualty.  He and the other crewman made it to safety but the Hero, valued at $1,000 was a total loss.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 57 N 152 15 W   Chart 16606

Comment: Probably going from the settlement at Woody Island to the one at Seldovia. WG

Additional Information: Length 31, Breadth 12, Depth 4.9, Tonnage 8.8, Built 1892 in Seattle, Kodiak (St. Paul), ON 96153, Owner Wm. C Greenfield and John W Smith, Cargo none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed September 23, 1896 by Greenfield in the Alaska Collection District.

 

HERO (1916)     The 14 ton 39 foot gas screw fishing vessel Hero stranded and was lost at Knik Arm Shoal August 1, 1916.  The two persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 12 N 150 13 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 9 Net, Length 39.5, Breadth 10.8, Depth 5.1, IHP 20, Built 1915 at Seattle WA, Registered Seattle, ON 213046

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1921) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 454, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) Pg 245

 

HERO (2007)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Hero was found September 24, 2007 capsized and stranded on the sand flats in the vicinity of Egg Island near Cordova.  The body of Stephan Reutov (36), master of the Hero was discovered some time later on Hinchinbrook Island.  Reutov was the only one aboard the Hero at the time of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 22 N 145 42 W   Chart 16700

Sources: 1. U S C G News Release (September 26, 2007) “Coast Guard Suspends Search for Mariner near Cordova”, 2. Anchorage Daily News (November 8, 2007) “Troopers: body of missing commercial fisherman found near Cordova”

 

HERTHA (1939)     The 19 ton oil screw fishing vessel Hertha foundered in rough seas at 10:30 a.m. Thursday August 3, 1939 three miles west of Cape Bartolome.  Six of the seven aboard were rescued by the oil screw fishing vessel Argus.  Oscar Casperson, master of the Hertha was lost.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filed by owner Joe Burdette:

“Daylight; SE wind and heavy seas…tried to run for shelter.”  “Heavy seas came aboard vessel over the stern which caused her to sink…vessel foundered in heavy seas.”

The Hertha had only a fishing seine on the back deck.  She was valued at $8,500 at the time of the loss with no cargo and no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 14 N 133 37 W   Chart 17406

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 15 Net, Built 1925, Registered Ketchikan, ON 224900, Master Oscar Casperson of Ketchikan, Owner Joe Burdette of Ketchikan, Last Port Craig July 30, 1939, Destination fishing grounds

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan August 7, 1939 by Burdette

 

HETTA (1987)     The 83 foot fish tender Hetta stranded and sank January 16, 1987 off of Whale Head Island on the west side of Prince of Wales Island.  All three crewmembers made it to the beach where they were picked up by another fishing vessel and taken to Round Island.  They were rescued at Round Island by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location:  Southeast Alaska   55 51 40 N 133 41 W   Chart 17400

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HETTIE B (1919)     None of the seven passengers or three crew were lost when the 15 ton wooden gas screw Hettie B stranded about ½ mile SE from the mouth of Safety Lagoon at 6 p.m. Wednesday October 8, 1919.    The Hettie B was abandoned after her engine had been removed.  She had departed Lost River October 6th bound for Nome.  Master of the Hettie B, John Hegness of Nome stated the following in his casualty report:

“Gale blowing from the east, heavy SE swell, dusk…extreme low water.”  “STRANDING”  “Kept the engine going and tried to back off the bar, put the dory overboard to try and lighten the vessel.  Threw out an anchor from the bow in order to swing the nose of the vessel into the sea in which condition the vessel was left.”  “Charles Dalquist came to the vessel with a small power boat and took the passengers and crew ashore.”

The Hettie B was valued at $3,000 no cargo at the time of the loss and had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 29 N 164 45 W   Chart 16200

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Built 1894, Registered at Nome, ON 96278, Owner George D Schofield of Nome

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed October 27, 1919 at Nome by Hegness

 

HIAWATHA (1936)     The 8 ton gas screw fishing vessel Hiawatha foundered in rough seas at 5 p.m. Thursday May 14, 1936 about one and a half miles off Caamano Point.  The two person crew survived the tragedy, but the Hiawatha, valued at $800 and her 7300 pound cargo of fresh salmon, valued at $359 were lost.  There was no insurance.  The vessel’s last port was Myers Chuck and destination Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 30 N 131 58 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Built 1920, Registered Ketchikan, ON 219629,Master Lars A Olin of Myers Chuck, Owner Estate of S B Carr of Seattle

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed May 16, 1936 by Olin

 

HIAWATHA (1953)     The 74 ton 66 foot oil screw yacht Hiawatha foundered in October of 1953 at the entrance to Port Etches.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 20 N 146 37 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 74 Gross 50 Net, Length 66, Breadth 16, Depth 7.2, Built 1909 at Houghton WA, Former Name Rainier, Crew 2, Horsepower 225, Owner George E Brown, Registered Ketchikan, ON 206041

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 239, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 738

 

HIBERNIA (1870)     The 256 ton ship Hibernia was lost two miles SW of Point Barrow August 28, 1870.  Ice stove a hole in her bow and the vessel ran aground.  She was valued at $25,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.  She had departed New Bedford May 3, 1866 and had 500 barrels of whale oil and 5000 pounds of whale bone aboard.  The wreck was sold at auction for $150

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   71 23 29 N 156 28 30 W   Chart 16003

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HIDALGO (1896)     The 101 foot 175 ton wooden brigantine Hidalgo was forced ashore by ice and broken up at 6 p.m. Sunday July 24, 1896 eight miles west of Cape Thompson.  The crew of 27 used every means at hand to prevent being forced onto the beach.  Master of the Hidalgo, C F Gifford of San Francisco stated in his wreck report:

“8 miles West of Cape Thompson, Arctic Ocean, Point Hope, Alaska, forced ashore by ice, and broke up by force of the sea when the ice washed away after pounding on the beach for 3 days.”  “U S R Cutter Bear arrived August 4 and took measures to take care of the crew till her return from Point Burrows, when she took the men and cargo saved to Unalaska, and from there sent to the U S.”

The Hidalgo was valued at $4,000 and had and $8,000 (100 ton) cargo of provisions, gear and whale bone aboard.  The Hidalgo and half of the cargo was lost with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   68 08 40 N 165 58 40 W   Chart 16005

Additional Information: Length 101, Breadth 27, Depth 8.5, Built 1855 at East Machias ME, Tonnage 174.69 Gross 165.97 Net, Registered San Francisco, ON 11669, Owner Lewis W Williams of San Francisco, Last Port San Francisco April 9, 1896, Destination Arctic Ocean

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed in San Francisco November 10, 1896 by Gifford

 

HIGH TIDE (1978)     The fishing vessel High Tide sank off of Spruce Cape September 13, 1978

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 49 15 N 152 20 W   Chart 16594

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HIGHLAND QUEEN (1915)     The small schooner Highland Queen was lost April 20, 1915 in the Shumagin Islands

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 10 N 160 W   Chart 16011

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 258

 

HIGHWAY (1943)     The gas boat Highway was lost while towing the barge Mercer No 1 March 5, 1943 in Lynn Canal near Ralston Island.  Wreckage of the Highway was found near Ralston Island and the barge was located on the beach at Lena Point.  Six or seven crewmembers were lost in the disaster.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 31 45 N 135 02 15 W   Chart 17300

Source : BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HILDA (1931)     The 10 ton wooden gas screw Hilda parted an anchor line and foundered on the rocks at Cape Ulitka at 2 a.m. June 20, 1931.  Owner and master Albert Johnson of Craig was the only one aboard at the time of the casualty.  John Eckloff took Johnson off the wreck.  It was a moonlit night with 25 per hour winds and high seas.  The Hilda was valued at $1,000 no cargo and no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 33 45 N 133 43 35 W   Chart 17406

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Age 13, Registered Ketchikan, ON 216593, Last Port Craig June 19th, Destination Noyes Island

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Craig July 2, 1931 by Johnson

 

HILDA (1959)     The 10 ton 36 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hilda foundered in August of 1959 near Saint John Harbor on Zarembo Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 27 N 132 57 30 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 36.5, Breadth 10, Depth 3.8, Built 1918 at Craig, Horsepower 110, SL WK5870, Owner Edward C Polk, Registered Ketchikan, ON 216593

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 243, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

HILLSIDE II (1929)     The 34 ton wooden gas screw Hillside II lost her rudder and foundered 65 miles west of Ocean Cape at 2:30 p.m. November 12, 1929.  The following are statements taken from the report of casualty filed by Ragnar Jensen, master of the vessel:

“Rough sea…rudder was disabled by heavy sea.”  “Pumps would not keep down water and stopped engine.  Set flare to call aid.  Oil screw Middleton 223,523 came to our aid and took off crew.”  “Crew then taken to Petersburg, Alaska the home port of the Middleton.”  “Vessel foundered…total loss”

The value of the Hillside II was listed as $14,000 with $10,000 insured.  She had seven crewmen and no cargo and was travelling from LaTouche to Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 32 30 N 139 51 30 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 34 Gross 23 Net, Age 12 years, Registered Seward, ON 215379, Owner Utopian Fisheries of Seward

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed November 15, 1929 at Petersburg

 

HOKUTO MARU NO 5 (1979)     The Japanese fishing vessel Hokuto Maru No 5 sank after a collision with the Japanese fish processor Tsuda Maru July 5, 1979 southwest of Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea.  Six crewmembers from the Hokuto Maru No 5 were lost.  20 others from both vessels were rescued by the U S Coast Guard.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 170 15 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HOLDAL II (1922)     The halibut boat Holdal II struck a rock and foundered March 10, 1922 at the entrance to a harbor on Bushy Island.  The crew made it to shore.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 16 N 132 59 W   Chart 17360

Source: The Juneau Empire (March 10, 1922) Pg 6

 

HOLY CROSS (1992)     The 79 foot crab fishing vessel Holy Cross flooded and sank February 16, 1992 near the Pribilof Islands.  All five crewmen were rescued by the fishing vessel El Dan.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 N 170 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 515144

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HOME (1979)     The sailboat Home stranded and broke up in the surf February 14, 1979 off the southern tip of Long Island southwest of Ketchikan.  The family of four that was on the vessel survived in the wilderness over a month before being rescued.  The Random House book Almost Too Late details their ordeal.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 51 N 132 41 W   Chart 17400

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HOMER (1919)     The 34 ton gas screw Homer caught fire and was lost at 1 a.m. October 1, 1919 in Security Bay.  The three men aboard barely escaped to the gas screw Milleville which was lying alongside when the fire broke out in the engine room of the Homer.  The Homer, valued at $12,000 was damaged $6,500 and her two ton cargo of fresh fish valued at $250 was lost.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 53 N 134 21 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 34 Gross 23 Net, Age 2 years, Registered Seattle, ON 214758, Master M C Klabo of Petersburg, Owner Marathon Fishing and Packing Co of Seattle, Last Port Cape Fanshaw September 30, 1919, Destination Security Bay, Vessel Insurance $6,000, Cargo Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Petersburg by Klabo October 10, 1919

 

HOOVER (1995)     The 62 foot wooden longline halibut fishing vessel Hoover ran aground and broke up in the surf September 25, 1995 a mile north of Shoal Point, Kruzof Island.  All six crewmembers were rescued.  A salvage attempt was made but failed.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 00 40 N 135 38 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: ON 228381

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

HOQUA (1851)     The 339 ton ship Hoqua was wrecked near Cape Oliver in the Arctic Ocean July of 1851.  The vessel departed New Bedford September 8, 1849 on a whaling voyage and was valued at $40,000 with cargo.  The Hoqua had 2,700 barrels of whale oil aboard of which only 1,100 were saved.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   Unknown

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HORIZON (2006)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Horizon flooded and sank January 13, 2006 approximately 12 miles southeast of Sitkalidak Island.  All three crewmembers from the Horizon were safely rescued by the fishing vessel Competition.  The vessel was later seen washed up on the beach at Ocean Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 05 N 153 10 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. U S C G News Release (January 13, 2006) “Good Samaritan saves three from sinking vessel”, 3. Kodiak Daily Mirror (January 18, 2006) “Horizon believed to be sunk Friday”

 

HORNET (1939)     The 11 ton 53 foot wooden gas screw Hornet foundered near Unga in September of 1939.  No one was aboard at the time of the casualty.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 55 11 N 160 30 10 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 53, Breadth 12, Depth 4.5, Built 1905 at Portland OR, Horsepower 22, Owner Frank Slemton, Registered Juneau, ON 201751

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 511, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) Pg 168

 

HORNET (1975)     The 48 ton oil screw Hornet foundered December 13, 1975 near Lincoln Rock in Clarence Strait.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 03 25 N 132 41 50 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 48 Gross, Built 1945, ON 531463

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2242

 

HOTLINE (1987)     The 42 foot seiner Hotline disappeared with all hands May 6, 1987 near Nuka Bay on the east coast of the Kenai Peninsula.  Lost with the vessel were skipper Rick Liston of Anchorage, Jim Fuller, James Carnegie of Sterling and Burt Logan.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 19 N 150 33 W   Chart 16680

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HOURI (2001)     The 34 foot gillnet fishing vessel Houri was consumed by fire and sank July 6, 2001 in Cook Inlet.  The one person aboard was rescued by the fishing vessel Proud Mary.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 05 N 152 30 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: ON 579282

Source: U S C G District 17 Enforcement Report (July 6, 2001)

 

HUENEME (1897)     The 142 foot 347 ton wooden schooner Hueneme was wrecked at Cape Khituk, Unimak Island at 10:45 p.m. September 7, 1897. The vessel departed Seattle August 15 with 9 crew, two passengers and 600 tons of cargo bound for Saint Michael.  The cargo consisted of lumber, materials and a steam launch; the lumber and materials for building two river steamers and a barge. The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by Charles Peterson, master of the Hueneme:

“Dark, thick fog, with rain.  Heavy SE squalls….Struck a rock during thick weather heavy squalls.”  “Vessel began to break up as soon as she struck a rock, turned bow in and went higher every breaker, and soon went to pieces.”  “Assistance was rendered by the U S steamers Richard Rush and Grant, and steamer Dora.  The latter picked up Captain and four men at sea.”  “Total loss”

The crew and passengers all survived but the Hueneme, valued at $20,000 and her cargo valued at $12,500 were lost.  At the time of the wreck report the insurance was unknown.  The Hueneme was under charter of the North American Transportation and Trading Company.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 24 15 N 164 47 30 W   Chart 16520

Additional Information : Length 142.3, Breadth 34.2, Depth 10.7, Built 1877 at Port Ludlow Washington, Tonnage 346.77 Net, Master Chas. Peterson of San Francisco, Owner W G Hall of San Francisco, Last Port Seattle August 15, 1897, Destination Saint Michael

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report file at Puget Sound by Peterson September 29, 1897, 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 (1966)

 

HUMDINGER (1982)     The 36 foot fishing vessel Humdinger sank May 13, 1982 approximately 15 miles east of Shuyak Island.  The three persons on board were picked up by the vessel Fairweather.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 31 N 152 30 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HUMPY (1964)     The 17 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Humpy burned January 25, 1964 at Alitak (Akhiok).

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 40 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 12 Net, Length 35.6, Breadth 13.8, Depth 5.3, Built 1962 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 165, SL WT3771, Owner Pacific American Corp., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 288381

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 286, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

HUNTER (1900)     The 124 foot 337 ton wooden bark Hunter stranded on a shoal near Cape Romanzoff at 10 a.m. Saturday July 7, 1900 and became a total loss.  The 27 crew all made it safely to the beach but the Hunter, valued at $20,000 and her 500 ton cargo of lumber and general merchandise were lost.  The Hunter had no insurance, but the cargo was insured for $7,000.  The Hunter left Seattle May 6th and was bound for Nome.  The vessel stranded in a strong gale and attempted to kedge off of the shoal but efforts were unsuccessful.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   61 49 N 166 06 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Length 124, Breadth 28.2, Depth 17.8, Built 1851 at Bath ME, Tonnage 337, Registered Seattle, ON 11317, Master W McKenzie of Seattle, Owner Hunter Trading and Transportation Co of Seattle

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by McKenzie January 21, 1901

 

HUNTER (1914)     The 6 ton wooden gas screw Hunter was forced onto the beach by a tidal eddy at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday October 21, 1914 at Salt Chuck, Traitors Cove .  Otto Houcken of Ketchikan was the only one aboard on a trip from Ketchikan to Traitors Cove.  Houcken survived but the Hunter, valued at $600 was a total loss with no insurance. James Greenslate assisted with the gas screw Lkunk.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 42 N 131 39 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 6, Age 4 years, Registered Ketchikan, ON 209647, Owners W J Bland, Persly Black and Otto Houcken of Ketchikan

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed October 27, 1914

 

HUNTER (1917)     The 63 ton gas screw Hunter struck a rock and sank in four minutes near Foggy Cape,  Sutwik Island August 30, 1917.  The vessel was travelling from Chignik to Kodiak.  No lives were lost but the Hunter sank, along with a full load of codfish.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 32 N 156 58 W   Chart 16568

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 292

 

HUNTER (1917)     The 8 ton 32 foot gas screw fishing vessel Hunter foundered in Taku Harbor October of 1917.  The two persons aboard were lost with the vessel.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska 58 04 10 N 134 00 10 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross and Net, Length 32.2, Breadth 8.9, Depth 3.4, IHP 12, Built 1911 at Douglas, Registered Juneau, ON 208744

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 440, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) Pg 247

 

HUNTER (2007)     The 58 foot fishing vessel Hunter capsized and sank January 7, 2007 in the Shelikof Strait two miles east of Cape Igvak.  All four crewmembers donned survival suits and abandoned ship to a life raft taking the EPIRB from the Hunter with them.  U S Coast Guard Kodiak responded to the EPIRB signal and the crewmembers were rescued by helicopter.  The temperature at the time was minus five degrees Fahrenheit causing ice fog to hamper rescue efforts.  The Hunter was based out of Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 26 N 156 01 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. U S C G News Release (January 7, 2007) “Coast Guard Rescues Four Fishermen”, 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (January 8, 2007) “4 Fishermen rescued in Shelikof”

 

HUSKY (1942)     The 24 ton 48 foot wooden oil screw Husky foundered June 9, 1942 two miles off of Cape Constantine.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 23 30 N 158 53 30 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 24 Gross 21 Net, Length 48.5, Breadth 13, Depth 4.9, Built 1915 at Brooklyn NY, Former Name No 2201 (USN), Owner Felder Gale, Registered Cordova, ON 224589

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 166

 

HUSKY (1961)     The 50 ton 55 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Husky stranded and was lost October 13, 1961 on Amak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 25 N 163 08 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 26 Net, Length 55.2, Breadth 16.3, Depth 6.5, Built 1940 at Los Angeles CA, Former Name Defender, Horsepower 165, SL WB7766, Owner Oddmund M Sumstad, Registered Juneau, ON 240052

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 250, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

HUSKY II (1971)     The pilot boat Husky II was consumed by fire June 28, 1971 approximately 1000 yard offshore from Bethel.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   60 47 30 N 161 45 W   Chart 16006

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

HUSTLER (1975)     The 24 ton 43 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Hustler foundered October 12, 1975 off of Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 24 Gross 16 Net, Length 43.2, Breadth 13.1, Depth 5.9, Built 1936 at Seattle WA, ON 235746

            Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 298, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2118

 

HUSTLER (1995)     The 62 foot steel fishing vessel Hustler grounded and broke up in the surf January 19, 1995 near Narrow Cape.  All five crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 25 30 N 152 20 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 606821

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

HUSTLER (2005)     The 56 foot landing craft Hustler sank November 12, 2005 three miles south of Izhut Bay near Afognak Island.  Both crewmembers from the vessel were found clinging to debris and rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.  The fishing vessel Bottom Line assisted in the rescue.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 11 N 152 15 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. U S C G News Release (November 12, 2005) “Coast Guard Rescues two after vessel sinks”

 

HYACINTH (1950)     The 33 ton 49 foot wooden gas screw Hyacinth burned September 25, 1950 at Katalla anchorage near Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 12 N 144 31 W   Chart 16723

Additional Information: Tonnage 33 Gross 22 Net, Length 49.4, Breadth 16.1, Depth 4.8, Built 1941 at Seattle WA, Former Name Chignik 4, Service freight, Crew 4, Horsepower 192, SL WA5970, Owner James Hodnett, Registered Juneau, ON 240516

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 247, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 748

 

HYAK (1916)     The launch Hyak was lost along with a group of other launches in a strong wind storm at Ellamar January 22, 1916.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 53 45 N 146 42 30 W   Chart 16700

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HYAK (1936)     The Hyak struck the rocks off of Kinklik coming from the Hobo Bay Mine and was lost with cargo.  The crew made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 50 55 N 147 37 30 W   Chart 16700

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

HY-C-TANE (1956)     The 10 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Hy-C-Tane foundered July 15, 1956 at Ships Anchorage, Naknek.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 43 40 N 157 00 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 33.2, Breadth 10.3, Depth 4.9, Built 1942, Horsepower 135, Owner Alaska Reefer Fisheries, Registered Tacoma WA, ON 269793

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 233, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

HYPERIEN (1961)     The 18 ton 43 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Hyperien foundered September 23, 1961 at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 27 N 135 55 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 43.2, Breadth 11.3, Depth 6.5, Built 1928 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 130, SL WL5041, Owner Jack Z Crowley, Registered Juneau, ON 227218

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 270, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 930

 

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