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P A F #13 (1966)     The barge P A F #13 was destroyed by a storm May 28, 1966 at Sitkinak Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 33 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

P A F #23 (1966)     The barge PA F #23 was destroyed by a tidal wave June 1, 1966 at Sitkinak Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 33 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

P A F #27 (1944)     The 70 ton 65 foot scow P A F #27 foundered April 21, 1944 120 miles off of Cape Spencer.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 12 45 N 136 39 30 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 70 Gross and Net, Length 65, Breadth 23, Depth 5.8, Built 1944 at Bellingham WA, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Juneau, ON 176038

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 437

 

P C #1 (1950)     The 94 ton 56 foot wooden scow P C #1 foundered in heavy seas September 12, 1950 off of Cape Edward, Herbert Graves Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 40 45 N 156 15 20 N   Chart 17320

                Additional Information: Tonnage 94 Gross and Net, Length 56, Breadth 16, Depth 4, Built 1942 at Pelican, Owner Whiz Fish Products, Registered Juneau, ON 251895

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 434, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 957

 

P G #1 (1912)     The 33 ton wooden scow P G No 1 broke loose from her towing vessel and stranded on the rocks on Montague Island at 6 p.m. April 12, 1912.  Conditions at the time were “Heavy gale, light sea, daylight”.   Also lost from the tow were the P G #4 and P G #5.  The vessels had departed Anacortes, Washington March 28th, 1912 and were bound for Ketchikan with no cargo aboard.  The P G #1 was valued at $800 and had no insurance

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 33, Built 1912, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 164720, Master W L Lippincott of Anacortes WA, Owner Fidalgo Island Packing Company of Anacortes WA

                Source: U S Customs Wreck Report July 30 1912 at Puget Sound by Gus Hensler, Secy. For Fidalgo Island Packing

P G #4 (1912)     The 7 ton wooden scow P G #4 broke loose from her towing vessel and stranded on the rocks on Montague Island at 6 p.m. April 12, 1912.  Conditions at the time were “Heavy gale, light sea, daylight”.   Also lost from the tow were the P G #1 and P G #5.  The vessels had departed Anacortes, Washington March 28th, 1912 and were bound for Ketchikan with no cargo aboard. The P G #4 was valued at $250 and had no insurance

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 33, Built 1912, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 164720, Master W L Lippincott of Anacortes WA, Owner Fidalgo Island Packing Company of Anacortes WA

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report July 30 1912 at Puget Sound by Gus Hensler, Secy. For Fidalgo Island Packing

P G #4 (1924)     The 8 ton scow P G #4 stranded and was lost in Cook Inlet during August of 1924.  No one was aboard at the time of the casualty.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8, Built 1917 at Anacortes WA, ON 165153

                Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1928) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 888

 

P G NO 4 (1956)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel P G No 4 foundered June 24, 1956 in a storm near Egegik.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 13 N 157 22 W   Chart 16006

                Comment: This vessel may have been salvaged and put back in to service, as it is listed on subsequent year vessel lists.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 104, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON263534

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 398, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757

 

P G NO 7 (1967)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel P G No 7 was consumed by fire June 17, 1967 at King Cove.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 03 20 N 162 19 W   Chart 16549

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 104, Owner John E Larsen, Registered Juneau, ON 263537

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 527, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

P G NO 10 (1966)     The  8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel P G No 10 stranded and was lost July 2, 1966 in the Kvichak River between King Salmon and Copenhagen Creeks.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 50 45 N 157 11 10 W   Chart 16323

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 104, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 263540

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 527, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

P G #5 (1912)     The7 ton wooden scow P G #5 broke loose from her towing vessel and stranded on the rocks on Montague Island at 6 p.m. April 12, 1912.  Conditions at the time were “Heavy gale, light sea, daylight”.   Also lost from the tow were the P G #1 and P G #4.  The vessels had departed Anacortes, Washington March 28th, 1912 and were bound for Ketchikan with no cargo aboard. The P G #5 was valued at $250 and had no insurance

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 33, Built 1912, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 164720, Master W L Lippincott of Anacortes WA, Owner Fidalgo Island Packing Company of Anacortes WA

                Source: U S Customs Wreck Report July 30 1912 at Puget Sound by Gus Hensler, Secy. For Fidalgo Island Packing

 

P G #6 (1917)     The scow P G #6 was lost at Ketchikan in November, 1917

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Charts 17420, 17430

                Sources: 1. H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 294, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

P G NO 53 (1961)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel P G No 53 foundered July 2, 1951 near Port Moller.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 59 30 N 160 34 30 W   Chart 16006

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.7, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1953 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 83, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 265496

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 438, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

P J ABLER (1915)     The 116 ton 97 foot gas screw P J Abler was destroyed by fire September 29, 1915 at Douglas Island near Juneau.  The blaze was ignited when a lighted candle was dropped into the bilge while the vessel was undergoing repairs.  Appraisers who examined the wreck several weeks after the disaster found the burned vessel on Douglas Island destroyed to the bilge and beyond repair.  Both the P J Abler and her cargo were total losses.  The 16 persons aboard survived the disaster.  The vessel was bound for the Kuskokwim River with Captain E B Hoffman at the helm.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 15 30 N 134 16 30 W   Chart 17315

                Additional Information: Tonnage 116 Gross 78 Net, Length 97.2, Breadth 24.9, Depth 5.9, IHP 80, Built 1900 at Seattle, Registered Nome, ON 150860

                Sources: 1. The Alaska Journal Volume 16 (1986) Pgs 112-114, 2. H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 257, 3. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1915) Pg 294

P P (1959)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel P P was consumed by fire May 11, 1959 approximately 200 yards off of Dog Point in Sitka Sound.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 10 10 N 135 25 20 W   Chart 17324

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28, Breadth 9.4, Depth 4, Built 1931 at Marysville WA, Former Name Ross Lee, Horsepower 120, Owner Paul Pitts, Registered Juneau, ON 263294

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 428, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

P S NO 76 (1966)     The 337 ton 120 foot steel barge P S No 76 was destroyed by a storm August 27, 1966 at East Landing, Saint Paul Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 07 10 N 170 16 W   Charts 16011, 16382

                Additional Information: Tonnage 337 Gross and Net, Length 120, Breadth 33, Depth 9.6, Built 1943 at Fresno CA, Former Names BW-1183 (U S A) and BG-1183 (U S A), Owner United Towing Company, Registered Seattle, ON 250925

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 529, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

P S F CO NO 2 (1956)     The 41 ton 60 foot wooden scow P S F Co No 2 foundered May 28, 1956 off of Foggy Cape.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 32 N 156 58 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 41 Gross and Net, Length 60.3, Breadth 18, Depth 4.2, Built 1941 at Cordova, Owner Western Fisheries Company, Registered Juneau, ON 175030

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 401, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757

 

P S & W H RY NO 3 (1964)     The 167 ton 105 foot wooden barge P S & W H Ry No 3 foundered June 1, 1964 in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel.

                Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

                Additional Information: Tonnage 167 Gross and Net, Length 105, Breadth 28.8, Depth 6.5, Built Raymond WA, Owner Alaska River Navigation Company, Registered Juneau, ON 166545

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 511, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

P T & B CO 1651 (1947)     The 1,008 ton wooden barge P T & B Co 1651 stranded and was lost February 26, 1947 three and a half miles north of Ketchikan on Louis (Lewis) Reef in Tongass Narrows.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 22 30 131 44 15 N   Charts 17420, 17430

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,008 Gross and Net, Built 1944, ON 251383

                Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

P T & B CO 1652 (1948)     The 1,008 ton 202 foot wooden barge P T & B Co 1652 foundered October 17, 1948 about 20 miles north of Seguam Island in the Aleutian Chain.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 19 N 172 30 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,008 Gross and Net, Length 202.4, Breadth 45, Depth 13.6, Built 1943 at Long Beach CA, Owner Portland Tug and Barge Company, Registered Portland OR, ON 251013

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1949) Pg 446, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1950) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 927

 

PACESETTER (1996)     The 114 foot steel crab fishing vessel Pacesetter was lost with all hands January 27, 1996 approximately 65 nautical miles south of Saint George Island.  Lost were skipper Matthew Pope, Stephen Mack, Richard Anderson, Eric Ericson, Byron Koesterman, Elias Pena and Stanley Estesad.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   56 35 N 169 35 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: ON 576391

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

 

PACIFIC (1971)     The motor vessel Pacific capsized and sank April 30, 1971 in Portage Bay with four crewmembers on board.  Three were rescued and one was lost.  The vessel was hauling heavy construction equipment at the time of the disaster.

                Mapping and Location: Alaska Unknown

                Comment: There are many Portage Bays, further research is warranted.  WG

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PACIFIC (2001)     The 40 foot longline cod fishing vessel Pacific stranded and was lost October 11, 2001 in Iliuliuk Bay near Priest Rock.  The operator had fallen asleep at the wheel.  All three crewmen abandoned ship to the beach.  Salvage was being considered.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 54 N 166 30 W   Chart 16520

                Additional Information: ON 694522

                Source: U S C G News Release (October 12, 2001) “Coast Guard responds to fuel spill”

 

PACIFIC ALLIANCE (1997)     The crab fishing vessel Pacific Alliance sank in rough weather January 18, 1997 off of Vancouver Island.  Four crewmembers were lost.

                Mapping and Location: British Columbia

                Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

PACIFIC ANGEL (1981)     The 94 foot steel crab fishing vessel Pacific Angel stranded and was lost on Chowiet Island in the Semidi Islands March 4, 1981.  There was no loss of life.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska     56 02 N 156 42 W    Chart 16013

Additional Information: Length 94.3, HP 1040, Built 1978 at Mobile AL, Registered Coos Bay OR, ON 598417

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List, 2. CFEC Public Lookup “Pacific Angel”

 

PACIFIC APOLLO (1990)     The 167 foot fishing vessel Pacific Apollo sank October 24, 1990 off of the Queen Charlotte Islands in a storm.  She was on her way to a Bering Sea crab opening with four crewmen aboard.  Lost were Pat Berg, Len Dodge and Terry Goebel.  Arthur Stein was the sole survivor.

                Mapping and Location: British Columbia

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

 

PACIFIC LADY (2007)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady foundered in heavy seas November 17, 2007 approximately 70 miles southwest of Kodiak in the Shelikof Strait.  The vessel was traveling from Sand Point to Kodiak.  The one person aboard made it into a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Heritage 10 hours later.  The Heritage had responded to a U S Coast Guard Urgent Marine Broadcast issued when the EPIRB signal of the Pacific Lady was received at the Coast Guard Station in Kodiak hours earlier.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 30 N 155 W   Chart 16580

                Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. U S C G News Release (November 17, 2007) “Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Pacific Lady Master”

 

PACIFIC MIST (1994)     The 54 foot fishing vessel Pacific Mist ran aground and flooded September 9, 1994 at Granite Cove on George Island in Cross Sound.  Both crewmembers escaped to safety.  It was determined at the time that the vessel was not salvageable.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 11 30 N 136 23 30 W

                Additional Information: ON 569880

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

 

PACIFIC NO 1 (1960)     The 3,238 ton 272 foot steel barge Pacific No 1 stranded and was lost December 28, 1960 at Icy Bay.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 3,238 Gross and Net, Length 272.1, Breadth 68.1, Depth 16.2, Built 1956 at Alameda CA, Service tanker, Owner Pacific Barging Company, Registered Seattle, ON 272315

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 441, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

PACIFIC PEARL (1973)     The 64 foot shrimper Pacific Pearl sank in rough weather June 22, 1973 in the Gulf of Alaska. Two crewmen were rescued from a life raft and two were lost.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

                Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

PACIFIC PRIDE (1979)     The 80 foot fishing vessel Pacific Pride was consumed by flames March 16, 1979 off of Harvester Island in Uyak Bay.  All four crewmen were picked up by the fishing vessel Cougar.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 39 N 154 W   Chart 16580

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

 

PACIFIC ROSE (1982)     The fishing vessel Pacific Rose capsized and sank August 2, 1982 approximately 65 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PACIFIC STAR (1987)     The 40 foot fishing vessel Pacific Star was struck by a rogue wave and sank February 4, 1987 approximately 60 miles south of Agattu in the Aleutian Islands.  One crewmember was lost and five were rescued.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 26 N 173 36 E   Chart 16012

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PACIFIC SURF (1977)     The 134 ton steel oil screw fishing vessel Pacific Surf foundered July 11, 1977 approximately 260 miles west of Cape Spencer.  The vessel had departed Seattle July 3rd bound for Kodiak and had made a stop in her home port of Ketchikan.  Four of the five crewmen were rescued from a life raft by the tanker Overseas Chicago, which was on her way to Valdez.  The four were found 65 miles south of Cordova in the Gulf of Alaska.  A fifth crewman, Ole Hansen of Edmonds, had died of a heart attack in the raft and been cast adrift.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

                Additional Information: Tonnage 134 Gross, Built 1969, ON 520334

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) Pg 2119, 2. The Seattle Times (July 16, 1977) “Survivors to return from fishing accident” Pg D-8

 

PACIFIC TRADER (1980)     The 110 foot crab fishing vessel Pacific Trader capsized and sank February 7, 1980 north of Unimak in the Bering Sea.  Two crewmen were rescued by the fishing vessel Provider.  Three others were lost including skipper Ben Paz and crewmen Ken Morse and Carry Commack.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 45 N 165 W   Chart 16011

                Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Seattle Times (February 11, 1980) “Crewmen left ship over safety fears” Pg D-12

 

PACIFIC TRAWLER (1982)     The 130 foot fishing vessel Pacific Trawler was consumed by fire and sank July 23, 1982 near Latouche Island in Prince William Sound.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PACIFIC VIKING (1973)     The 44 ton oil screw Pacific Viking foundered May 6, 1973 about 1.4 miles off of South Cape outside of Squaw Harbor, Baralof Bay on Unga Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 14 30 N 160 32 55 W   Chart 16553

                Additional Information: Tonnage 44 Gross, Built 1966, ON 504641

                Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1637

 

PACIFIC VOYAGER (1985)     The crab fishing vessel Pacific Voyager struck a rock and broke up on the beach December 6, 1985 off of Cape Pankof, Unimak Island.  All four crewmembers made it to the beach in a life raft.  Their emergency flare was seen by the passing vessel Galaxy.  The Galaxy radioed the U S Coast Guard who sent a helicopter to rescue the four crewmembers.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 40 N 163 04 W   Chart 16011

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PACROVER (1972)     The Liberian cargo vessel Pacrover disappeared 760 miles south of Kodiak Island December 24, 1972 with 30 Korean officers and crewmembers on board.  All that was ever found were four overturned life boats, some debris and an oil slick.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PADGIE (1990)     The 45 foot wooden salmon troller Padgie parted an anchor line, grounded and was destroyed by heavy surf August 27, 1990 in Yakutat Bay.  There was no loss of life.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 40 N 140 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: ON 234953

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PADILLA (1964)     The 20 ton 38 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Padilla was reported lost at Kodiak in 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 20 Gross 13 Net, Length 38.6, Breadth 12.2, Depth 6.7, Built 1949 at Anacortes WA, Horsepower 65, SL WC7194, Owner McAlister Equipment Leasing Company, Registered Seattle, ON 257553

                Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 512

 

PAFCO NO 2 (1964)     The 12 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pafco No 2 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 33.4, Breadth 10.6, Depth 4.9, Built 1946 at Bellingham WA, Horsepower 20, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 249630

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 512, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAFCO NO 7 (1955)     The 15 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pafco No 7 foundered May 7, 1955 off of Cape Saint Elias.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 54 N 144 36 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 11 Net, Length 33.1, Breadth 12.1, Depth 4.8, Built 1948 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 175, SL WB 6177, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 255050

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 399, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 744

 

PAFCO NO 9 (1961)     The 14 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pafco No 9 burned September 13, 1961 at King Cove.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 03 20 N 162 19 W   Chart 16549

                Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 11 Net, Length 33.1, Breadth 12.1, Depth 4.8, Built 1948 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 155, SL WC2362, Owner Herman J Mack, Registered Juneau, ON 255357

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 442, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

PAFCO NO 10 (1964)     The 28 ton 42 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco No 10 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 22 Net, Length 42, Breadth 14.1, Depth 5.7, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 80, SL WC3712, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 257751

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAFCO NO 11 (1964)     The 28 ton 42 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco No 11 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 22 Net, Length 42, Breadth 14.1, Depth 5.7, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 80, SL WC3713, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 257752

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

PAFCO NO 12 (1967)     The oil screw Pafco No 12 was consumed by fire January 25, 1967 at Kodiak.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PAFCO NO 13 (1964)     The 28 ton 42 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco No 13 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 22 Net, Length 42, Breadth 14.1, Depth 5.7, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 80, SL WC3715, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 257754

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAFCO 20 (1982)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Pafco 20 sank June 27, 1982 near Whale Pass.  The two persons aboard were picked up by the vessel New Morning.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 56 N 152 50 W   Chart 16594

                Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

PAFCO 21 (1964)     The 17 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco 21 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

                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 WT3083, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 288343

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAFCO 23 (1964)     The 17 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco 23 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

                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 WT3085, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 288379

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAFCO 24 (1964)     The 17 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pafco 24 was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

                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 WT3086, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 288380

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

PAIEA (1871)     The 386 ton bark Paiea (Paira Kahola) was trapped in the ice and abandoned September 14, 1871 at Pt Belcher near Wainright Inlet.  The Paiea was valued a $20,000 and was carrying a cargo of whale oil and bone.  Her stores were transferred to the Carlotta in an unsuccessful attempt to lighten the vessel and get her over the bar at Wainright Inlet.  The Paiea had departed Honolulu January 7, 1871 bound for whaling in the Arctic.

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

                Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Alaska File of the U S Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

PAL (1965)     The 7 ton 32 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pal foundered May 9, 1965 near Saint Joseph Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 36 N 133 43 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 32, Breadth 9.3, Depth 3.3, Built 1936 at Wrangell, SL WI3523, Horsepower 62, Owner Ray Meron McGhee, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 234615

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 532, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PALMER S (1933)     The 8 ton wooden gas screw Palmer S stranded and was lost near Annette Island at 2:30 p.m. December 18, 1933.  The vessel departed Ketchikan that day bound for the Percy Islands with two aboard. George K Steel, owner and master of the Palmer S, made the following remarks in the casualty report:

                “Entrance Port Chester Annette Island S E Alaska”  “Snow and Heavy weather” “Strong wind, snow, heavy sea”  “Vessel going slow”  “Stranding”  “Ga. S. Cora, Phillip Nelson, Everett Hudson, saw wave from flash light and picked up crew from beach”  “Crew nearly frozen when picked up.  Heavy seas and storm caused vessel to break up”

                The Palmer S was a total loss.  She had a value of $2,000 and neither cargo nor insurance.  The crew survived.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 09 N 131 36 W   Chart 17434

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Built 1919, Registered Seattle, ON 217627

                Source: U S C G Report of Casualty December 28, 1933 at Ketchikan by George Steel

PAMARAJAH (1951)     The 10 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw Pamarajah burned June 29, 1951 at Yes Bay.

                Mapping and Location:  Southeast Alaska   55 55 N 131 48 W   Chart 17420

                Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 9 Net, Length 30, Breadth 8.5, Depth 4.2, Built 1932 at Seattle WA, Former Name Knottover, Service passenger, Horsepower 100, Owner R C Cowger, Registered Ketchikan, ON 231574

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 427, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 957

 

PAN 60 (1968)     The gillnet fishing vessel Pan 60 was destroyed by an out of control galley fire June 17, 1968 near the False Pass entrance of the Bering Sea.  The only person aboard, Olav Andersen (57) managed to swim a mile to shore wearing heavy wool clothing and rubber boots.  He narrowly escaped the explosion of a 300 gallon gasoline tank when he jumped overboard.  A native fisherman found Anderson partially submerged in the surf near the beach and helped him to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 04 N 163 25 W   Chart 16535

                Source: Seattle Daily Times (June 25, 1968) “Lucky Fisherman Set To Go Again After Chilly Alaska Swim” Pg 25

 

PAN NOVA (1983)     The Korean freighter Pan Nova collided with another freighter September 10, 1983 northeast of Dutch Harbor near Unimak pass and began taking on water.  She eventually sank north of Akun Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 11 N 165 32 W   Chart 16011

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PANAMA (1925)     The 20 ton 50 foot gas screw fishing vessel Panama sank at 9 a.m. Wednesday February 25, 1925 in Clarence Strait. The vessel departed Santa Anna February 24th bound for Ketchikan with three crewmen on board.  There were 25 tons of fresh herring listed as cargo at the time of the disaster.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Between Cape Camano & Guard Island, Clarence Straits, Alaska”  “East wind blowing strong.  Sea rough, dark and snowing”  “Old boat caused her seams to open”  “Seam opened and vessel sunk”  “When vessel sprung leak crew started to pump but vessel sunk in 3 minutes”  “Total Loss”

                The crew of the Panama made it to safety, but the vessel, valued at $2,500 and her cargo, valued at $250, were both lost.  There was $3,000 worth of insurance.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 29 Gross 20 Net, Length 50.1, Breadth 14.7, Depth 6.1, IHP 45, Built 1912 at Tacoma WA, Registered Juneau, ON 209592, Master Thomas Butler of Ketchikan, Owners C D Payne 3/5 A W Brindle 2/5

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty March 10, 1925 by Thomas Butler at Ketchikan, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1924) Pg 249

PANAMA (1930)     The 51 ton 69 foot fishing oil screw vessel Panama stranded and was lost near Marmot Island at 4:10 a.m. March 26, 1930.  The vessel departed Seattle March 18, 1930 bound for sea fisheries with nine crewmen aboard.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filed by Henry Austrom, master and owner of the Panama:

                “Marmot Island, Alaska”  “Snow storm and very dark”  “N E wind, light, very dark”  “Vessel struck reef and heavy seas started to break her up; crew manned dories and we landed on Marmot Island.  The weather commenced to get very much worse and we were compelled to stay on the island for thirty-six hours, then got off in the dories and went to Usinkie (Ouzinkie) where the Str. Starr picked us up and took us to Kodiak.  At Kodiak we were taken aboard the Str. Admiral Watson.”

                The nine crewmen survived, but the Panama, valued at $30,000, was a total loss.  There was no cargo on board.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 13 N 151 50 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 51 Gross 35 Net, Length 68.7, Breadth 17.5, Depth 8.1, IHP 100, Built 1911 at Seattle, Registered Seattle, ON 209513

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty March 29, 1920 at Seward by Austrom, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1929) Pgs 462-3

PANDORA (1914)     The 8 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw Pandora wrecked and was lost near Unalaska Island at 3:30 p.m. May 21, 1914.  The vessel departed Unalaska April 26, 1914 bound for Kelikuk Bay with two crewmen aboard.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by George King, master of the Pandora:

                “Unalaska Island, Alaska”  “Wrecked about 6 miles from Biorka Pass, Unalaska Isld. name of cove unknown”  “Gale, strong SSW wind heavy, heavy swell, wind about 90 miles an hour, big heavy swell running in all afternoon”  “Went into cove dropped starboard anchor, vessel dove and began to take seas on board.  Cut anchor rope vessel went ashore”  “Vessel dove and took considerable water.  Knowing that if remained in this position all would be lost, for that reason I cut the anchor line”  “Total loss”

     The Pandora, valued at $500 was a total loss.  She was in ballast and carrying no cargo.  The crew survived.  There was no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 49 50 N 166 12 30 W   Chart 16528

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 31.6, Breadth 11.2, Depth 3.6, Built 1903 at Seattle, Registered Unalaska, ON 151004, Master George King of Unalaska, Owner Tom Snow of Unalaska

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report May 26, 1914 by George King, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1914) Pg 265

PANKOF (1994)     The 100 foot fish tender Pankof struck a rock, broke up and sank June 22, 1994 at Egegik.  All five crewmembers were rescued by another fishing vessel.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 13 N 157 22 W   Chart 16006

                Additional Information: ON 256491, Built 1943

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

 

PANOCEANIC FAITH (1967)     The 8,157 ton 441 foot steel steam ship Panoceanic Faith was destroyed by a storm October 10, 1967 approximately 870 miles southwest of Kodiak.  Thirty five lives were lost in the disaster.  The merchant ship was travelling from San Francisco to India with a load of fertilizer.  Five crewmembers were rescued.  The Japanese vessel Igaharyu Maru, the Norwegian freighter Visund, the Russian vessel Orkehov and U S Coast Guard cutters Dexter and Storis were on hand to assist.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska  Unknown

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8,157 Gross 4,832 Net, Length 441.2, Breadth 63.2, Depth 36.7, Built 1944 at Wilmington NC, Horsepower 6,000, SL KWGA, Registered NY, ON 245134

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 534, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2119, 3. The Seattle Times (October 11, 1967) “Searchers scan north Pacific for life rafts” Pg         24, 4. San Diego Union (October 27, 1967) “Survivor Says Sunken Ship Took Water for Two Weeks” Pg 8, 5. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PARAMITA (1914)    The 1,582 ton 164 foot wooden bark Paramita stranded and was lost in the Krenitzin Islands at 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 14, 1914.  The vessel departed San Francisco April 17, 1914 bound for Koggiung on the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay with 169 persons aboard including crewmen and cannery hands.  She was also carrying 1,800 tons of general merchandise including coal, pilings, machinery and cannery supplies.  Two wreck reports were filed, one by the Nicholas Wagner, master of the Paramita and the other by her owner, L A Pederson.  Both were aboard.  Wagner states that the vessel struck the S E end of Ugamak Island.  Owner Pederson says the vessel struck the S E end of Rootok Island. Captain Wagner states the vessel was carrying 900 tons of cargo worth $65,000 and Owner Pederson states 1,800 tons worth $85,000.  Captain Wagner values the vessel at $20,000 and Owner Pederson at $18,000.  Captain Wagner states there were 103 cannery employees and 61 crewmen aboard and Owner Pederson states there were 154 passengers and 15 crewmen.  Both agree the vessel was lost at Lost Harbor.  The following are statements from the two wreck reports.   From Captain Wagner:

                 “Southwest gale at night, dark”  “Vessel struck rock SE end Ugamak Island.  Beached at Lost Harbor leaking badly.  Anchors tore bottom out in S W Gale” “Stranded and sunk”  “Lost Harbor, Akun Island, Alaska”  “Planks torn off bottom”

                From Owner Pederson:

                “Light SE wind, thick fog, dark”  S E point Rootok Island, Aleutian Group, Alaska”  “Stranding”  “Dropped both anchors”  “Vessel commenced tumping; in the mean time wind changed more easterly and hove anchor chains and got under way, but found that she was making 6 inches of water every 30 minutes with all pumps going.  Kept her afloat 7 hours and beached her at Lost Harbor, Akun Island.”

                The master of the vessel, Nicholas Wagner went to Unalaska for assistance which was rendered by the Revenue Cutters Takoma and Unalga.  The Paramita was a total loss.  Her cargo was partially salvaged.  The vessel had no insurance but the cargo was insured for $30,000.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 13 45 N 165 36 30 W   Chart 16531

                Comment: There was a sulfur mining operation at Lost Harbor in the 1920’s.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,582 Gross 1,444 Net, Length 216.6, Breadth 41.3, Depth 23.1, Built 1879 at Freeport ME, Registered San Francisco, ON 150173, Master Nicholas Wagner of Berkeley CA, Owner L A Pederson of San Francisco CA

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report November 14, 1914 by Pederson, 2. U S Customs Wreck Report May 29, 1914 by Wagner at Unalaska, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1913) Pg 75

 

PARAMOUNT (1959)     The 42 ton 58 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Paramount foundered during 1959 in Frederick Sound.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 50 N 134 25 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 42 Gross 28 Net, Length 58.6, Breadth 15.3, Depth 7.5, Built 1925 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 100, Owner Ella M Grimes, Executrix, Estate of O L Grimes, Registered Juneau, ON 224866

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 535, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PARKS NO 2 (1955)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw Parks No 2 foundered August 27, 1955 at Point Harriet in Cook Inlet.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 24 N 152 15 W   Chart 16660

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.5, Breadth 10.3, Depth 3.8, Built 1941 at Cordova, Service freight, Horsepower 90, Owner Logan W Varnell, Registered Juneau, ON 240598

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 402, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 744

 

PARKS NO 3 (1959)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw Parks No 3 was destroyed by a storm in November of 1959 off of Tonki Cape, Afognak Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 21 N 151 59 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.5, Breadth 10.3, Depth 3.8, Built 1941 at Cordova, Service freight, Horsepower 90, Owner Robert L Bible, Registered Juneau, ON 240599

                 Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 535, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PARKS NO 4 (1954)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw Parks No 4 stranded and was lost December 20, 1954 near Chief Point in Spiridon Bay.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 42 30 N 153 55 30 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.5, Breadth 10.3, Depth 3.8, Built 1941 at Cordova, Horsepower 90, Owner Parks Canning Company, Registered Juneau, ON 240600

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 435, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

 

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PARKS NO 5 (1965)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw Parks No 5 foundered April 29, 1965 at Port Lions.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 52 N 152 53 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.5, Breadth 10.3, Depth 3.8, Built 1941 at Cordova, Service freight, Horsepower 90, Owner Birger K Hansen, Registered Juneau, ON 240601

                 Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 535, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PARKS NO 11 (1961)     The 12 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Parks No 11 stranded and was lost February 29, 1961 on Sitkalidak Island.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 31.2, Breadth 11.5, Depth 4.4, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 141, SL WG4061, Owner Arnold T Hansen, Registered Juneau, ON 257345

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 445, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

PARKS NO 15 (1983)     The fishing vessel Parks No 15 capsized in rough weather September 4, 1983 near Miners Point on the west side of Kodiak Island.  Four of the five persons aboard were rescued by a U S Coast Guard helicopter.  Archie Densmore of Kodiak was lost.  One of the survivors, a three year old girl, was found floating face down in the Shelikof Strait but was revived by the Coast Guard rescue crew.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 54 N 153 43 20 W   Chart 16580

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

 

PARTNER (1961)     The 16 ton 37 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Partner was lost October 8, 1961 off of Lemesurier Island in Icy Strait.  A distress call in the voice of a woman was received at 9:30 a.m. saying the boat had been holed and was in a sinking condition.  Vessels were able to reach the scene by 11:00 a.m.  Fishermen in the area who responded to the call speculated that the Partner may have hit a chunk of floating ice.  Weather was reported to have been good and seas normal.  Only the hatch cover from the boat and three bodies were recovered.  Lost with the troller was a family of five from Tacoma, Washington, including owner Donald E Moe, his wife Shirley Moe, sons Paul (6) and David (7) and their infant daughter Donna.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 17 N 136 05 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Length 37.5, Breadth 11.4, Depth 5.6, Built 1957 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 165, Owner Donald E Moe, Registered Juneau, ON 235911

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 535, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173, 3. Greensboro (NC) Record (October 9, 1961) “Family Missing as Fishing Boat Sinks in Alaska” Pg 2, 4. Oregonian (October 9, 1961) “Family Feared Lost at Sea” Pg 1

 

PASO TIEMPO (1968)     The gas screw Paso Tiempo foundered and was lost October 21, 1968 in Thorne Arm on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   Unknown

                Comment: Conflicting locations.  WG

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PASQUALLE (1997)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Pasqualle foundered July 20, 1997 west of Cape Fairweather on the Fairweather fishing grounds.  Shifting gear caused the vessel to flood.  The only person on board was rescued.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 48 30 N 137 56 45 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: ON AK0180J

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

 

PATRIOT (1972)     The fishing vessel Patriot became disabled, drifted for six days and then went aground April 21, 1972 at Gore Point.  All three crewmembers and a dog were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 12 N 150 57 30 W   Chart 16640

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PATROL NO 3 (1945)     The 8 ton 33 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Patrol No 3 was burned at the north end of Joe Island on the east side of Grant Island in Clover Pass on October 8, 1945.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 32 N 131 43 W   Chart 17420

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 33.3, Breadth 10.3, Depth 3.4, Built 1944 at Newport News VA, Former Name No 1362 (U S N), Horsepower 21, Owner Jack B Cody, Registered Ketchikan, ON 233106

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 280

 

PATTERSON (1938)     The 604 ton 168 foot wooden oil screw Patterson stranded and was lost 8 miles north of Cape Fairweather at 11:56 p.m. December 11, 1938.  The vessel departed Kodiak bound for Seattle with 20 tons of general merchandise aboard valued at $3,000 with a number of oil drums on deck.  There were 20 crewmen aboard of which two slipped overboard and were lost in the disaster.  Lost were G F Swanson and J Moore.  Conditions at the time were “dark, SE wind, and rough seas.”  The U S Coast Guard rendered assistance.  The Patterson was valued at $50,000 and was a total loss along with her cargo.  The vessel was fully insured.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 48 30 N 137 56 45 W   Chart 16760

                Comment: Formerly the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steam Ship Patterson.  Extensive salvage has been done since the wreck.  1943 Merchant Vessels Reported Lost has this vessel listed as a stern wheeler lost 8 miles west of Cape Fairweather.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 604 Gross 416 Net, Length 168.1, Breadth 27.3, Depth 18.8, Built 1882 at Brooklyn NY, IHP 360, Registered Seattle, ON 224220, Master H H Bune of Seattle, Owner Alaska Patterson Co of Seattle, Cargo Insurance unknown

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty December 24, 1938 by H H Bune at Juneau, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1936) Pgs 508-9

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Patty J August 8, 2009
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PATTY J (2009)     The 59 foot fishing vessel Patty J stranded, rolled over and sank August 8, 2009 on a reef just outside Square Cove near Juneau.  All five crewmembers abandoned ship to a skiff and were taken aboard a fishing vessel nearby.  The wood hulled Patty J was to be dismantled and removed.  Evidence of the wreck may still be on site and of interest.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 58 40 N 134 45 45 W   Chart 17300

                Sources: 1. U S C G News Release (August 8, 2009) “Coast Guard Responds to mayday call from fishing vessel southwest of Juneau”, 2. U S C G District 17 Enforcement Report (August 8, 2009), 3. ADEC Situation Report (August 21, 2009) F/V Patty J

 

PAUL L (1964)     The 65 ton 65 foot wooden oil screw crab fishing vessel Paul L was destroyed by a storm October 26, 1964 near the mouth of the Italio River, 40 miles southeast of Yakutat.  The vessel was travelling from Aberdeen, Washington to Kodiak and had stopped at Ketchikan.  The vessel stranded and broke up in the surf.   All four crewmen were lost including skipper Roy Hughes (42), Ed Whitlock (19), Bruce Holden (19) and Billy Heck (32).  All those on board were from Aberdeen, Washington.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 19 40 N 139 14 30 W   Chart 16760

                Comment: This vessel is mistakenly listed as lost in 1965 by the MVUS (1968)

                Additional Information: Tonnage 65 Gross 38 Net, Length 65.4, Breadth 17.6, Depth 8, Built 1926 at Gig Harbor WA, Horsepower 135, SL WA9396, Owner Ethel A Taylor, Registered Seattle, ON 225418

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 539, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173, 3. Seattle Daily Times (October 28, 1964) “Wreck may be Aberdeen missing boat” Pg 7

 

PAULA DIANE (1983)     The shrimp fishing vessel Paula Diane struck a log and sank August 25, 1983 in the Gulf of Alaska 60 miles southwest of Yakutat.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PAULINE COLLINS (1881)     The 70 ton fur trading schooner Pauline Collins stranded and was lost near Karluk on Thursday October 6, 1881.  She had departed St Paul Harbor, Kodiak and was bound for Karluk via Afognak and St Augustine with six crewmen and four passengers on board.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by H R Bowen, master of the Pauline Collins :

                “Karluk, North beach, Kadiak Island”  “Stranding”  “Sudden change of winds and mistaying of schooner”  “Natives of Karluk and crew recovering sails, anchors and chains”

                The Pauline Collins, valued at $7,000 was a total loss.  She was in ballast with no cargo.  The crew and passengers escaped to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 34 10 N 154 27 30 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 69.33, Age 6 years, Registration San Francisco, ON 150044, Owner Higgins and Collins of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $6,000

                Comment: Captain Bowen escaped from this tragedy but was aboard the Seventy-Six in 1885 when it disappeared with all hands on a trip from Kodiak to Kayak Island.  WG

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report October 31, 1881 at St Paul (Kodiak) by Bowen, 2. Salmon from Kodiak (1986) Pgs 6, 203

PAVLIN VINOGRADOV (1944)     The 2,864 ton Russian ship Pavlin Vinogradov was sunk by Japanese submarine I-180 April 23, 1944 approximately 250 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor.  The vessel was carrying a cargo of acetone from Portland to Vladivostok via Akutan when she exploded and sank in less than a minute.  13 crewmembers perished in the initial explosion and 29 escaped in a life boat.  Of those who made it into the life boat, only 9 survived the 6 day ordeal before rescue by the Russian steamship Ola.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PAVLOF (1916)     The 1,300 ton 196 foot wooden cannery steamer Pavlof stranded and was lost at “Little Tugidak Island” at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 1916.  The vessel departed King Cove February 13, 1916 bound for Excursion Inlet.  There were 26 crewmen aboard and 100 tons of coal.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filed by W B Knight, master of the Pavlof:

                “North East gale thick snow and sleet”  “Struck uncharted rock”  “Little Tugidak Island, Alaska”  “Ship lost propeller on rock dragged and lost all anchors”  “S S Alameda tried to pull ship off but hawser parted and weather would not permit another attempt to float ship”

                The Pavlof was valued at $30,000 and her cargo at $500; both were complete losses.  The crew survived.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 30 N 154 40 W   Chart 16580

Comment: Formerly steam ship A G Lindsay.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,300 Gross 1,733 Net, Length 196, Breadth 37, Depth 14.4, Built 1889 at Detroit MI, Registered Seattle, ON 106645

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty March 10, 1916 at Bellingham by Knight, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1915) Pg 163, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 420

PAVLOV (1990)     The 163 foot fishing vessel Pavlov burned in the Pribilof Islands February 4, 1990.  All 19 crewmembers abandoned ship to life rafts and were rescued by the fishing vessel Shishaldin.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PAWIK (1952)     The 18 ton 42 foot wooden gas screw Pawik foundered August 3, 1952 near Bear River above Port Moller.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 10 N 163 38 W   Chart 16363

                Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 42.7, Breadth 12.5, Depth 5.9, Built 1930 at Tacoma WA, Service freight, Crew 3, Horsepower 50, SL WA9398, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 229556

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 438, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 746

 

PAWTUCKET (1965)     The 141 ton 97 foot steel oil screw tug Pawtucket burned December 4, 1965 near Otter Island, Nuka Bay.  The tug was built in California for the U S Navy in 1898 and served on the west coast through both world wars.  At the time of her loss she was owned by the Gulf Navigation & Towing Company out of Seward.  The vessel Departed Seward bound for Cold Bay towing a 200 foot barge.  The fire broke out in the engine room and spread throughout the vessel.  The four crewmen escaped to a skiff and rowed over to the barge that was in tow.  The Pawtucket was reported to have burned to the waterline.  The four crewmen were rescued by the U S C G Cutter Sorrell.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 21 N 150 25 W   Chart 16681

                Comment: Probably Outer Island.  This vessel could not have burned to the waterline as it was of steel construction; including the hull, bulwarks and entire first level above the main deck.  The flying bridge was wood.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 141 Gross 77 Net, Length 97.6, Breadth 21.1, Depth 10.9, 1898 at Vallejo CA, Former Name YTM-7 (U S N), Horsepower 320, Owner Gulf Navigation & Towing Ltd., Registered Seattle WA, ON 261962

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 540, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173, 3. Dallas Morning News (December 6, 1965) “Tug Boat Burns; 4 Crewmen Safe” Section D Pg 7

 

PCS Co #1 (1911)     The 40 ton wooden barge PCS Co #1 broke loose from her towboat and foundered at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday September 26, 1911 in Norton Sound.  The vessel was being towed empty in ballast between Nome and Cripple River when the tragedy occurred.  The following are comments from the wreck report made by owner John J Sesnon:

                “About 2 mi. offshore, SW. Cripple River, Norton Sound, Alaska”  “Adrift from towboat and foundered”  “Towed too fast and on short towline”  “Light wind, dark, current to SW”  “Broke adrift 3 times; picked up twice but abandoned on third time”  “Had tug Dorothy cruising all day of Sept. 26 trying to locate barge; not successful.”  “Total loss”

                The PCS Co #1 was valued at $1,500 at the time of the loss and had no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 32 N 165 48 W   Chart 16200

                Additional Information: Tonnage 40, Built 1901 at Tacoma WA, Registered Nome, ON 54593, Master R B Woodson of Nome, Owner John J Sesnon of Nome, Crew 4, Casualties none

                Source: U S Customs Wreck Report October 23, 1911 at Nome by H Jacobsen, Agent for John J Sesnon Company

PEANUT (1966)     The 12 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Peanut was consumed by fire July 27, 1966 at Uyak.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 38 20 N 154 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 31.2, Breadth 11.5, Depth 4.4, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 141, SL WD7624, Owner Parks Canning Company, Registered Juneau, ON 257347

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 541, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PEARL (1905)     The or 87 ton 96 foot ton cod fishing schooner Pearl disappeared with all hands after sailing from San Francisco December 7, 1904 bound for Sanak Island.  The vessel was lost with 8 crewmen and 28 fishermen on the way to the cod fishing grounds of Alaska.  Many months passed before the schooner John F Miller reported finding evidence of the wreck on the northeast reef of Caton Island near Sanak.  Lost with the Pearl were Captain Emil Soderholm, First Mate P Lunding, Second Mate M Tierney, Crewmen A G Bjornson, T Thompson, Hans Hulm, P Jugennsen, Cook Hans Spoilman, Fishermen F Hunt, William Spear, J Moran, John Lee, Thomas Barthie, Nels Johannsen, B Olsen, C Williams, F Berg, A Castleberg, E Englebrtschen, H Morgan, R McGrath, A Thorson, F Craft, Victor Carlson, M Michaelson, A Olsen, A Johannsen, O Miller, J Deeler, C Anderson, C Johnvera, R C Forester, M Jacobson, A Zillitz, Olof Olsen and George Femerling.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 23 30 N 162 25 30 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 87 Gross 83 Net, Length 95.5, Breadth 23, Depth 7.5, Built 1886 at Benicia CA, Registered San Francisco, ON 150367, Master Emil Soderholm, Owner Alaska Codfishing Company

                Sources: 1. Pacific Cod Fisheries (1916) Pg 108, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1904) Pg 139, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1906) Pg 384, 4. Spokane Daily Chronicle (March 18, 1905) “Schooner Pearl Probably Lost” Pg 2, 5. Los Angeles Herald (August 27, 1905) “Discover Wreckage of Schooner PearlPg 2

PEARL (1951)     The 22 ton 49 foot wooden oil screw tug Pearl foundered in Christie Passage April 8, 1951.

                Mapping and Location: Unknown probably British Columbia

                Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross 15 Net, Length 49, Breadth13.9, Depth 5.2, Built 1908 at Port Angeles WA, Service tow, Crew 2, Horsepower 150, SL WA9406, Owner A B Bushre, Registered Ketchikan, ON 204971

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 434, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 958

 

PEARL (1998)     The 26 foot salmon gillnet fishing vessel Pearl capsized and sank June 9, 1998 in the Copper River Flats.  The only person aboard was lost.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 25 N 145 W   Chart 16013

                Additional Information: ON 607995

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

 

PEARL ANN (1960)     The 11 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pearl Ann burned April 22, 1960 at Cordova.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 9 Net, Length 34.7, Breadth 9.2, Depth 5.6, Built 1925 at Bremerton WA, Horsepower 140, SL WC2707, Owner Lyman L Fletcher, Registered Juneau, ON 240242

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 439, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 862

 

PEGGY (1925)     The 16 ton 44 foot fishing vessel Peggy was lost at Limestone Point at 10:00 p.m. August 15, 1925.  The vessel departed Craig that day with four crewmen aboard.  The Peggy had a cargo of fish when she foundered.  The conditions were listed as a SE wind and dark.  The crew survived, but the Peggy, valued at $4,000 was a total loss with no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 56 50 N 133 36 50 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 13 Net, Length 42, Breadth 11.4, Depth 4.0, Built 1915 at Wrangell, Registered Juneau, ON 213999, Master John Louderman of Craig, Owner W F Reichwain

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty December 9, 1926 at Juneau by Reichwain, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1924) Pg 251, Merchant Vessels of the U S (1927) Pg 863

PEGGY (1965)     The 9 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Peggy burned August 15, 1965 at Naknek.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.7, Depth 4.4, Built 1961 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 165, SL WR9510, Owner Arctic Maid Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 284736

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 542, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PEGGY FOSS (1961)     The 32 ton 52 foot steel oil screw tug Peggy Foss was destroyed by ice November 24, 1961 at Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 46 45 N 151 49 50 W   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 32 Gross 22 Net, Length 51.9, Breadth 14.1, Depth 5.8, Built 1944 at Warren OH, Former Name LCM-6-C-51776 (U S N) Horsepower 450, Owner Foss Launch & Tug Company, Registered Seattle, ON 260793

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 489, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 932

 

PEGGY L (1961)     The 11 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Peggy L foundered October 17, 1961 near Homer.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 38 40 N 151 33 W   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 9 Net, Length 32, Breadth 11.4, Depth 3.9, Built 1944 at Cathlamet WA, Horsepower 140, Owner Thomas Taylor, Registered Juneau, ON 245708

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 489, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 932

 

PELICAN (1897)     The 2,338 ton 327 foot English tramp steamer Pelican sailed from Port Gamble Puget Sound October 3, 1897 for Taku, China and was never seen again.  She had 40 crewmen aboard and a load of railroad ties.  A bottle was found near Portage Bay along the Alaska Peninsula containing the following message:

 “S S Pelican Lat 50 N, Long 175 W (120 miles south of Atka Island in the Aleutians).  The ship is sinking, we are leaving her in frail boats. Please report us.  W T Peterson, Chief Officer, Port Townsend, Wash. U.S.”

It was verified that W T Peterson was the Chief Officer of the missing steamer Pelican.  Many searches were conducted but no sign of the Pelican, or her crew, were ever found.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   50 N 175 W   Chart 16012

                Additional Information: Tonnage 2,338 Gross 1,089 Net, Length 327.5, Breadth 36.75, Depth 27, Built 1882 Glasgow, Captain Gove, Owner E S Whealler of Hong Kong

                Sources: 1. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 “1898”, 2. San Francisco Call (May 31, 1899) “Mysterious Loss of the Pelican Solved” Pg 7

PELICAN (1928)     The 20 ton 47 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pelican stranded and was lost at the mouth of the Kaliakh River at 3:00 p.m. Thursday June 21, 1928.  The vessel departed Yakutat June 19th for the Kaliakh River with three crewmen aboard.  She was carrying a 7 ton cargo of fishing equipment and salt in barrels at the time of the disaster.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Eastern spit mouth Kaliakh River”  “No wind, sea calm, day time”  “Propeller became fouled from some unknown cause”  “Stranded”  “Put out two anchors, battened all hatches and doors, cleared all cargo”  “TOTAL LOSS”

                The crew of the Pelican made it to safety, but the vessel and her cargo were lost.  The Pelican had a value of $9,000 and her cargo $1,000.  The vessel was insured for $6,000.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 05 40 N 142 48 30 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 17 Net, Length 47.3, Breadth 13.0, Depth 5.3, Built 1917 at Seattle, Registered Juneau, ON 214756, Master Casper Norman of Juneau, Owner Nordby Supply Co of Seattle

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan by C Norman, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1927) Pgs 446-7

PELICAN (1969)     The diesel screw Pelican was lost April 4, 1969 in the Gulf of Alaska south of Yakutat.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PELICAN (1979)     The barge Pelican ran aground and later broke up in a storm November 14, 1979 at Chichagof Bay on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 01 30 N 131 58 50 W   Chart 17420

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PEN 12 (1961)     The 8 Ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pen 12 foundered July 19, 1961 between King Salmon and Bear River.

                Mapping and Location: South Central   58 41 30 N 156 39 30 W   Chart 16323

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 96, Owner Global Fishing Company, Registered Seattle, ON 263487

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 451, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

PEN 14 (1963)     The gas screw Pen 14 foundered July 1, 1963 in Bristol Bay.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PEN 18 (1958)     The 7 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pen 18 foundered August 11, 1958 in False Pass.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 51 15 N 163 24 30 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 28.4, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.6, Built 1951 at Seattle WA, Former Name B B 2, Horsepower 95, Owner Peninsula Packers, Registered Seattle, ON 261985

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 430, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

PEN 29 (1958)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pen 29 foundered August 11, 1958 in False Pass.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 51 15 N 163 24 30 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 96, Owner Trans-Pacific Fishing & Packing Company, Registered Seattle, ON 263501

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 431, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

PEN 30 (1960)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pen 30 was destroyed by a storm August 2, 1960 in Port Moller.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 59 30 N 160 34 30 W   Chart 16006

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 96, SL WH9754, Owner Trans-Pacific Fishing & Packing Company, Registered Seattle, ON 263502

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 441, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 862

 

PEN 38 (1965)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pen 38 was destroyed by a storm July 18, 1965 at Port Moller.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 59 30 N 160 34 30 W   Charts 16006, 16363

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1952 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 96, Owner P E Harris Company, Registered Seattle, ON 263568

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 544, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PEP (1929)     The 10 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pep foundered at Sheep Bay at 4:45 p.m. Monday July 22, 1929.  The vessel departed Cordova at 3:00 that morning bound for Gravina Inlet with three crewmen aboard.  The Pep had 2,000 pounds of fresh fish on board when the disaster occurred.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filled out by the master of the Pep, L M Isom:

                “Entrance to Sheep Bay”  “Broad daylight no sea and no weather”  “Flooded and foundered”  “Cause unknown”  “Crew picked up by Geo. Pittas”

                The Pep and her cargo were total losses.  The Pep was valued at $2,400 and her cargo of fresh fish at $100.  There was no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 38 N 146 04 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 31.7, Breadth 9.6, Depth 4.4, Built 1918 at Anacortes WA, Registered Petersburg, ON 216628, Owners JS JE & M Isom

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty July 23, 1929 at Cordova by L N Isom, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1929) Pgs 466-7

PEP (1954)     The 9 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pep burned July 15, 1954 at False Cape near Seldovia.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 26 15 N 151 42 30 W   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 32.2, Breadth 9.9, Depth 4, Built 1928 at Seldovia, Horsepower 30, Owner Leonard L Lange, Registered Juneau, ON236083

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 442, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 740

 

PEP (1974)     The gas screw Pep foundered and was lost September 30, 1974 at Entrance Island.

                Mapping and Location: Alaska Unknown

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PER GYNT (1946)     The 20 ton 40 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Per Gynt foundered February 4, 1946 in Gardiner Bay on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 49 30 N 131 57 45 W   Charts 17420, 17433

                Comment: Probably Gardner Bay.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 13 Net, Length 39.9, Breadth 13, Depth 5.4, Built 1914 at Seattle WA, Crew 6, Horsepower 121, Owner John Marsden, Registered Ketchikan, ON 212269

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) Pg 385, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

PEREGRIN (1946)     The 13 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw Peregrin burned at Naknek August 1, 1946.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 12 Net, Length 34.3, Breadth 10.4, Depth 4.8, Built 1938 at Oakland CA, Service misc., Horsepower 175, Owner Red Salmon Canning Company, Registered Juneau, ON 237435

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) Pg 384, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

PEREGRIN II (1972)     The oil screw Peregrin II foundered and was lost September 16, 1972 in Horton Cove, Haines.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PERIL CAPE (1964)     The 27 ton 40 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Peril Cape was reported missing out of Port Bailey in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 56 N 153 02 W   Chart 16594

                Additional Information: Tonnage 27 Gross 19 Net, Length 39.9, Breadth 14, Depth 7, Built 1960 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 165, SL WP9296, Owner Kadiak Fisheries Company, Registered Juneau, ON 283290

                Sources: 1.Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 526

 

PERIL CAPE (1996)     The 44 foot fishing vessel Peril Cape experience hull failure and sank quickly January 4, 1996 off of Sitkalidak Island.  All three crewmembers abandoned ship to a raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Golden Nugget.

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

                Additional Information: ON 283290

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

 

PERIPHERY (1981)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Periphery foundered September 19, 1981 in the Shelikof Strait.  The Periphery was being towed by the vessel Billy Don when rough seas caused her to break up and sink.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 30 N 155 W   Chart 16013

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

 

PERRY (1910)     The 451 ton 161 foot steamer Perry, in service as a U S Revenue Cutter was lost July 30, 1910 at Tonki Point Reef on Saint Paul Island.  The vessel was valued at $150,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 08 50 N 170 12 40 W   Charts 16011, 16382

                Comment: Tonki Point now more commonly called Stony Point.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 451, Length 161, Breadth 25, Depth 11.02, Built 1884 at Buffalo NY, Registered Port Townsend WA

                Sources: 1. Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) Pg 33, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1909) Pg 418

PERSEVERANCE (1928)     The 18 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw Perseverance caught fire and was lost near Montague Island at 7:00 a.m. September 8, 1929.  The vessel departed Cordova with three crewmen aboard bound for Middleton Island.  Her cargo was listed as 1.5 tons of clothing, personal effects and food valued at $3,500.  The following are statements made by J P Ibach, master and owner of the Perseverance:

                “Near Nellie Martin River, on outside of Montague Isl.”  “Rough sea, blowing gale”  “Vessel’s gasoline tank broke loose from bow and broke connections, causing vessel to catch afire, burning completely”  “No one at hand, all 3 on boat left for shore arriving there safely in dory”

                The Perseverance was worth $1,000 at the time of the disaster and was a total loss along with her cargo.  There was no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 55 N 147 30 W   Chart 16701

                Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 33, Breadth 13, Depth 5.2, Built 1913 Seattle, IHP 30, Registered Juneau, ON 211294, Master and Owner J P Ibach of Lemesurier Island

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty March 19, 1929 at Juneau by J P Ibach, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1928) Pgs 461-2

PERSEVERANCE (1943)     The 16 ton 39 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Perseverance was consumed by fire June 11, 1943 between Hoonah and Excursion Inlet in Icy Strait.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 18 N 134 45 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 13 Net, Length 39, Breadth 12.4, Depth 4.8, Built 1927 at Sitka, Horsepower 103, Owner Thomas Sanders, Registered Sitka, ON 227096

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 266

 

PERSEVERANCE (1994)     The 36 foot fishing vessel Perseverance caught fire and was lost on the beach July 24, 1994 at False Pass.  All three crewmen escaped to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 51 15 N 163 24 30 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: ON 593686

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

 

PETE TIDE (1970)     The oil rig supply boat Pete Tide collided with an oil platform on Middle Ground Shoal, capsized and sank January 10, 1970 in Cook Inlet.  All five crewmembers made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 53 N 151 23 W   Chart 16660

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PETER (1919)     The 458 ton wooden scow Peter was lost at Chena at 10:00 a.m. May 9, 1919.  The following are statements found in the casualty report:

                “Vessel was placed in slough at Chena, Alaska, just before the freeze up in the fall of 1918; when the river broke up the following May it was unusually high and the vessel was carried away by the ice and crushed and broken up”  “Total loss”  “Poor locating of winter quarters”

                The Peter was listed with a value of $5,000 and had no cargo.  There was no insurance on the vessel, which was owned by Waechter Brothers of Fairbanks.

                Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

                Additional Information: Tonnage 458, Built in 1902 at Tacoma WA, Registered St Michael and Juneau, ON 54606

                Source: U S C G Report of Casualty August 18, 1923 at Fairbanks by J Fred Struthers, Manager, Waechter Bros. Co,

PETER H (1991)     The 38 foot harbor tug Peter H broke up and sank December 8, 1991 in Kachemak Bay near Hesketh Island and Barbara Point.  Both crewmen aboard were lost.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 30 30 N 151 31 W   Chart 16640

                Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

PETER PAN (1968)     The oil screw Peter Pan foundered and was lost September 1, 1968 off of Kodiak Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 20 N 153 22 W   Chart 16013

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PETREL (1908)     The schooner Petrel was wrecked at Pybus Bay on Admiralty Island January of 1908.  The vessel was valued at $6,000 at the time of the loss.

            Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 16 N 134 05 W   Chart 17363

            Sources: 1. Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) Pg 33, 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 156

PETROLEUM #1 (1903)     The 18 ton wooden scow Petroleum #1 foundered near Kayak Island at 3:00 p.m. Monday November 2, 1903.  The vessel departed Katalla that day bound for Kayak being towed by a power launch.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

                “Off shore from Kayak, Alaska”  “Heavy sea…E Gale”  “Scow broke from launch towing and foundered in heavy sea”  “Anchored, but would not hold”  “Foundering”  “Total loss”

                The Petroleum #1 had a value of $700 and had a 3 ton cargo of misc. merchandise with a value of $50.  There was no insurance on the vessel or cargo.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 56 N 144 23 W   Chart 16723

                Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Net, Built 1902 at Seattle, Registered Seattle, ON 54673, Master R J Mahoney of Katalla, Owner Alaska Petroleum & Coal Co. of Seattle

                Source: U S Customs Wreck Report February 13, 1904 in Puget Sound by Clark Davis, Mgr. of Alaska Petroleum and Coal

PFEIL (1869)     The Hawaiian brig Pfeil was August 6, 1869 at Cape York.  The crew was rescued and taken to San Francisco aboard the bark Menshikoff.  The Pfeil had been operating as a trading vessel in northern waters.

                Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   65 25 N 167 28 W   Chart 16003

                Sources: 1. Lewis & Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1895) Pg 180, 2. Alta California Daily (October 6, 1869) “Total Loss of the Hawaiian Brig Pfeil” Pg 1

PHALLUS (1970)     The vessel Phallus struck an iceberg and was lost January 1, 1970 in Columbia Bay, Prince William Sound.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 56 30 N 147 05 30 W   Chart 16700

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PHOENIX (1799)     The three masted two decked 180 ton Russian frigate Phoenix was lost in a storm between May 21 and May 24, 1799 southeast of Kodiak Island with all hands.  88 crewmen and 2 passengers were lost including head of the Kodiak Mission Archimandrite Joseph and Lieutenant Joseph Shields.  Joseph Shields was an Englishman who was responsible for the construction of the Phoenix.  The vessel was the first built in Russian America and was constructed at Voskresenskaia Gavan, now know as Seward.  The Phoenix was travelling from Okhotsk carrying supplies for Russian outposts in Alaska.  Many suffered hardship as a result of the loss.  The cargo of the Phoenix was said to be worth over $500,000.  Wreckage washed ashore as far north as Shuyak Island and as far south as the Trinity Islands.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 55 30 N 155 W   Chart 16580

                Comment: I have charted this wreck in the lower Shelikof Strait for lack of a better place.  WG

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

PHOENIX (1993)     The fishing vessel Phoenix drifted onto the rocks and was lost April 12, 1993 between Twin Lava Point and Derby Point off of Umnak Island.  The vessel’s rigging had become entangled in her rudder.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 09 30 N 168 47 30 W   Chart 16500

                Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

PHOENIX VII (1929)     The 28 ton 46 foot wooden gas screw Phoenix VII was lost off Annette Island at 6:00 p.m. Sunday March 10, 1929.  The following are particulars from the casualty report filed by Fred May, master and owner of the Phoenix VII:

                “Driest Point, Annette Island”  “Southerly wind, half gale and increasing; sea rough; dark”  “Engine broke down and wind and sea drove vessel against rocks”  “Tried to anchor; two anchors out but only one held letting vessel’s stern go against rocks”  “Ga. S. Ripple came to wreck but account of sea could not get close enough to be of benefit”  “Stranding”  “Total loss”

                The Phoenix VII was listed with a value of $4,000 with no cargo at the time of the disaster.  The crew made it to safety.  The vessel was insured for $2,500.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 10 40 N 131 36 15 W   Chart 17434

                Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 19 Net, Length 46.4, Breadth 13.9, Depth 5.7, Built 1914 Tacoma WA, Registered Ketchikan, ON 212007

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty March 14, 1929 by Fred May, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1928) Pgs 462-3

PHOENIX X (1957)     The 70 ton 79 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Phoenix X was consumed by fire October 21, 1957 off of Sukkwan Island in southeast Alaska.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 06 N 132 46 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 70 Gross 28 Net, Length 79.6, Breadth 18.8, Depth 6.8, Built 1920 at Vancouver WA, Horsepower 220, SL WB6594, Owner Nakat Packing Corp., Registered Ketchikan, ON 220085

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) Pg 423, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 779

 

PHYLLIS S (1934)     The 46 ton 60 foot oil screw fishing vessel Phyllis S stranded in heavy fog on outer Left Cape on the night of Tuesday May 22, 1934.  The crew of three left Kodiak that day on a round trip to Shearwater Bay.  The vessel was valued at $9,000 at the time of the tragedy, and sustained $7,000 in damages.  There was no insurance.  The crew made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 15 30 N 152 57 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: Tonnage 46 Gross 31 Net, Length 59.7, Breadth 15.5, Depth 7.3, Built 1927 Paulsbo WA, Registered Seward, ON 226781, Master Herman Ponchene, Owner J E Shields of Seattle, Chartered by Kodiak Fisheries Co

                Source: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty by Herman Ponchene at Seward, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1933) Pgs 492-3

PHYLLIS S (1942)     The 46 ton 60 foot wooden oil screw Phyllis S was lost in a collision with a U S Navy vessel December 17, 1942 near Kodiak.  The Phyllis S was hauling mail and nearly cut in half in Kupreanof Strait by the Navy destroyer Hulbert.  Two lives were lost from the Phyllis S.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 46 Gross 31 Net, Length 59.7, Breadth 15.5, Depth 7.3, Built 1927 at Poulsbo WA, Horsepower 75 (Brake), Service freight, SL KDIA, Owner O L Grimes, Registered Cordova, ON 226781

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 251, 3. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PIERSON PETROLEUM (1950)     The 85 ton 59 foot steel tanker scow Pierson Petroleum foundered October 27, 1950 off of Naknek.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 85 Gross and Net, Length 59.5, Breadth 26, Depth 6.4, Built 1937 at Olympia WA, Owner G D Pierson, Registered Seattle, ON 173719

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 446, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 746

 

PILGRIM (1931)     The 12 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw Pilgrim exploded and sank at 11:00 a.m. Thursday November 19, 1931 at “Malina Straits”.  The vessel departed Afognak that day with two persons aboard bound for “Adjoining beaches”.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Malina Straits”  “No severe wind”  “Engine backfired, igniting engine room”  “Engine functioned properly at start of trip.  After proceeding about 200 yards engine stopped.  When started again, engine backfired and engine room burst into flames.  An explosion of gas tank was feared, crew took to life boat.  When 100 feet from vessel gas tank did explode, blowing out port side of vessel, which filled and sank.”

                The Pilgrim was valued at $4,000 with no cargo.  She was insured for $3,500.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 00 30 N 152 46 W   Chart 16604

                Comment: Malina Straits probably local name for Raspberry Strait.  WG

                Additional Information:  Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 35.2, Breadth 10.6, Depth 4.7, Built 1915 Seattle WA, Registered Seward, ON 213021, Master Charles W Pajoman of Afognak, Owners Charles W Pajoman and Roy Trout of Afognak

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty December 22, 1931 by Pajoman at Seward, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1930) Pgs 468-9

PILLAR CAPE (1979)     The 32 foot seiner Pillar Cape sank May 26, 1979 off of Cold Bay.  The vessel was returning from Togiak.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 59 N 162 28 W   Chart 16011

                Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

PIONEER (1898)     The 25 ton sealing schooner Pioneer was lost with all hands December 8, 1898 on upper Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  The vessel and her crew were last seen in the Bering Sea in September of 1898.  The Pioneer was valued at $45,000 at the time of the disaster.  The wreckage and 8 skeletons of those lost were found in 1899 by local Natives.

                Mapping and Location: British Columbia

                Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52, 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

PIONEER (1912)     The gas launch Pioneer sank in Port Wells July 18, 1912.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 48 N 148 14 W   Chart 16700

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

PIONEER (1918)     The 12 ton 46 foot gas screw Pioneer stranded and was lost on Katalla Bar October 2, 1918.  No one was aboard at the time of the disaster.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 12 N 144 31 W   Chart 16013

                Comment: This wreck was not reported until 1926.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 45.9, Breadth 9.9, Depth 2.9, Service passenger, Crew 2, Built 1906 at Tacoma WA, Registered Cordova, ON 203100

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1926) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 855, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) Pg 297

PIONEER (1918)     The 11 ton 33 foot gas screw fishing vessel Pioneer foundered December of 1918 in Metlakatla Harbor.  No one was aboard at the time of the disaster.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 07 45 N 131 34 30 W   Chart 17420

                Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 33.5, Breadth 10, Depth 3.5, IHP 16, Built 1911 at Seattle WA, Registered Ketchikan, ON 208566

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1927) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 863, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) Pg 297

PIONEER (1927)     The 37 ton 61 foot wooden gas screw Pioneer stranded and was lost near Hinchinbrook Island about December 19, 1927.  Her two crewmen perished in the disaster.  They had departed Katalla that day bound for Cordova with a cargo of 27 tons of gasoline.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Strawberry Bar, Hinchinbrook Island”  “Stranding”  “Gale of wind, snowing and dark”  “Heavy snowstorm, dark, missed channel on account no lights or other markers”  “Pilot house washed ashore and part of stern counter only parts of the vessel that have been recovered.  Crew washed ashore drowned.  Both bodies had life preservers securely tied on.  Life boat found right side up with both oars, a lantern and other gear inside.  This report is made by owner on his arrival in Cordova from Seattle.  Information based on fact as far as the vessel is concerned.  Other information received from Salvage and searching parties”

                The two lost with the Pioneer were Captain William Y Taylor and engineer Harry Hart.  The Pioneer had a value of $20,000 and her cargo $1,260.  Half of the cargo was salvaged.  The Pioneer was insured for $5,500, but reports indicate that three crewmen were required for the insurance to be valid.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 24 N 146 03 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 37 Gross 25 Net, Length 60.8, Breadth 15, Depth 4.9, Built 1916 at Tacoma WA, Registered Juneau, ON 214277, Master W Y Taylor of Cordova, Owner W J Crocker of Cordova

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty February 24, 1928 by W J Crocker, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1927) Pgs 450-1, 3. Captain Lloyd H “Kinky” Bayers Collection (1898-1967) Pg 49

Web Mar Del Este 1975 Alaska Shipwrecks (P)

Schooner Pioneer closest to the dock with two Pumpkin Fleet boats alongside

PIONEER (2003)     The 80 foot wooden 1914 halibut schooner Pioneer was scuttled by her owner January 5, 2003 approximately six miles off of Cape Chiniak in 260 feet of water.  The vessel had fallen into disrepair and was in danger of sinking in the Kodiak boat harbor.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 37 N 152 10 W   Chart 16580

                Additional Information: ON 212074

                Source: Anchorage Daily News (January 10, 2003) “Gone to glory, owner sinks one of the last of the West Coast wooden schooners”

 

PIONEER #2 (1923)     The 21 ton wooden scow Pioneer #2 foundered off of Cape Hinchinbrook in a gale the evening of April 9, 1923.  She was being towed by the steamer North Star from Bellingham, Washington to Snug Harbor, Alaska.  No one was on board and there was no cargo.  The vessel broke loose and sank in the rough seas from a heavy gale.  The Pioneer #2 was valued at $1,200 and had $1,200 worth of insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   60 14 N 146 39 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 21, Built 1922, Registered Juneau and Seattle, ON 168590, Master S Pederson, Owner Pioneer Canneries

                Source: U S C G Report of Casualty December 5, 1923 at Seattle by President of Pioneer Canneries

PIONEER II (1961)     The 17 ton 37 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Pioneer II foundered October 2, 1961 off of Driest Point on Annette Island.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 12 Net, Length 36.9, Breadth 11.8, Depth 4.6, Built 1909 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 140, SL WC4892, Owner Metlakatla Indian Community, Registered Ketchikan, ON 206183

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 497, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 932

 

PIONEER NO 4 (1957)     The 30 ton 54 foot wooden scow Pioneer No 4 stranded and was lost December 2, 1957 at Windy Bay in Cook Inlet.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 13 30 N 151 27 30   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 30 Gross and Net, Length 54, Breadth 16, Depth 4.3, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, Service freight, Owner Alaska Shellfish Inc., Registered Juneau, ON 170555

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 447, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

 

PIRATE (1905)     The 20 ton 45 foot wooden scow schooner Pirate was lost in the Shumagin Islands at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 20, 1905.  The vessel departed Eagle Harbor December 10, 1905 bound for Pirate Cove with two persons on board.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

                “Red Bluff, Popoff Island, Alaska”  “Failed to weather a rocky point”  “Went on lee shore”  “Snow squall, daylight”  “Total loss”

                The Pirate was carrying 20 tons of salt codfish worth $1,000.  The crew managed to get to safety with half of the salt codfish.  The Pirate, which was valued at $500, was a total loss.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 17 30 N 160 26 30 W   Chart 16553

                Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 17 Net, Length 45.4, Breadth 15.5, Depth 4.7, Built 1900 at San Francisco CA, Registered Unga, ON 150883, Master R Hoelke of Pirate Cove, Owner Union Fish Company of San Francisco

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report April 12, 1906 at San Francisco by Gashuia, Pres., Union Fish Company, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1905) Pg 139

PISCES (1980)     The sailboat Pisces sank in Resurrection Bay September 27, 1980.  Both of those on board were rescued.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 48 N 149 30 W   Chart 16680

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PISCES (1990)     The fishing vessel Pisces burned, capsized and was abandoned November 25, 1990 in the Bering Sea.  All five crewmembers were rescued from a life raft.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PLANET (1962)     The 43 ton 49 foot wooden oil screw vessel Planet was lost in a collision with the oil screw vessel Mutual on August 30, 1962 in Clarence Strait.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 45 N 131 42 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 43 Gross 29 Net, Length 49.8, Breadth 15.7, Depth 6.7, Built 1925 at Dockton WA, Service freight, Horsepower 150, SL WA9573, Owner Nicholas T Tarabochia, Registered Seattle, ON 224614

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 552, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PLATON (1944)     The 8 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Platon was consumed by fire at Chignik July 2, 1944.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 18 N 158 24 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.7, Breadth 9.5, Depth 4.5, Built 1928 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 12, Owner J E Shields, Registered Juneau, ON 227966

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 286

 

PLATYPUS (1954)     The 17 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw Platypus foundered October 23, 1954 at Nelson Cove off of the south end of Gravina Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 12 15 N 131 39 45 W   Chart 17436

                Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 15 Net, Length 35.2, Breadth 11.3, Depth 5.2, Built 1953 at Unuk River, Service freight, Horsepower 30, Owner Arthur Matney, Registered Ketchikan, ON 266830

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 416, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 745

 

PLAYFAIR (1958)     The 7 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Playfair burned May 17, 1958 at Cold Bay, Kasaan.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 32 25 N 132 23 50 W   Chart 17420

                Comment: Probably Coal Bay.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 6 Net, Length 32, Breadth 9.1, Depth 3.8, Built 1918 at Quilcana WA, Owner Chester C Tallman, Registered Ketchikan, ON 216341

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 438, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Subject to Removal” Pg 612

 

PLOVER (1968)     The diesel screw Plover stranded and was lost August 27, 1968 off of Point Stanhope Island off of the west cost of Etolin Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 00 50 N 132 36 10 W   Chart 17360

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

POGOR (1924)     The 12 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw Pogor was destroyed by fire on the beach at Warren Island June 3, 1924.  The vessel had been put on the beach to effect repairs when the blaze of unknown origin consumed her.  The crew of two escaped without injury, but the Pogor, valued at $2,500 was a total loss.  There was no insurance

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 53 N 133 53 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 28, Breadth 10.5, Depth 5.5, Built 1915 at Anacortes WA, Horsepower 50, SL WG9120, Registered Juneau, ON 214830

                Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty at Juneau June 9, 1924

POINT REYES (1959)     The 44 ton 57 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Point Reyes burned March 30, 1959 approximately 1/8 mile southwest of Kane Island in Salisbury Sound, 22 miles from Sitka.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 19 25 N 135 40 W   Chart 17323

                Additional Information: Tonnage 44 Gross 18 Net, Length 57.2, Breadth 17.9, Depth 6, Built 1914 at St. Helens OR, Horsepower 90, SL WA9603, Owner Robert Laurier Shields, Registered Sitka, ON 212190

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 449, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

 

POINT SOPHIA (1992)     The 60 foot fishing vessel Point Sophia struck a submerged object, capsized and sank May 12, 1992 in Dog Bay Harbor, Kodiak.  All three persons aboard were rescued.

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

                Additional Information: ON 226790

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

 

POLAR BEAR (1935)     The 162 ton 84 foot wooden oil screw Polar Bear stranded and was lost in Kupreanof Strait at 4:05 p.m. Friday July 19, 1935.  The vessel had departed Kodiak that day bound for Seattle with 10 crewmen aboard.  She was carrying a 55 ton cargo of fish and trading goods valued at $15,000.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filed J H Petrich, mate of the Polar Bear:

                “Strong breeze; misty; poor visibility; choppy sea”  “West end Dry Spruce Island, Kupreanof Straits, S W Alaska”  “Stranded on rock”  “Error in navigation by mate”  “Engines reversed on striking”  “C G Cutter Aurora took crew off beach and transferred them to the C G Cutter Morris at Kodiak, which vessel transported crew to Seward, Alaska”  “Total Loss”

                The Polar Bear was valued at $65,000 and was a total loss along with her cargo.  The insurance was reported to be “blanket coverage” for the vessel and her cargo.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 57 20 N 153 02 30 W   Charts 16580, 16594

                Additional Information: Tonnage 162 Gross 130 Net, Length 83.6, Breadth 21.8, Depth 14.4, Built 1926 at Port Blakely WA, Registered Seward, ON 225956, Master C E Anderson of Seattle, Owner United Trading & Fishing Co of Seattle

                Source: U S C G Report of Casualty July 23, 1935 at Seward

POLAR EXPRESS (1989)     The fishing vessel Polar Express sank April 28, 1989 off of Cape Cleare.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 46 25 N 147 54 30 W   Chart 16700

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

POLAR HUSKY (1990)     The 44 foot tug Polar Husky capsized and sank April 29, 1990 in Bristol Bay.  Her crewmember was rescued by a nearby fishing vessel.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

POLAR STAR (1999)     The derelict 50 foot steel longline fishing vessel Polar Star took on water and sank October 30, 1999 in Thompson Harbor, Sitka.  No one was on board at the time of the loss.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 03 N 135 20 W   Chart 17320

                Additional Information: ON 555380

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

 

POLAR STORM (1985)     The 52 foot fishing vessel Polar Storm burned and sank 120 miles northeast of Kodiak on May 22, 1985.  The four crewmen aboard were picked up by the fishing vessel Trident.

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

                Comment: The location of this loss needs further research.  WG

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

 

POLITKOFSKY (1899)     The 174.89 ton fuel barge Politkofsky went ashore and was pounded to pieces at Nome in 1899 with a load of coal.  This same old Russian gunboat served as a fuel barge for the Eliza Anderson on her journey north from Seattle in 1897.

                Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 30 N 165 25 W   Chart 16006

                Comment: BEOMRE list this vessel at St Michael.  WG

                Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. BOEMRE Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

POLITKOFSKY (1915)     The cedar hulled vessel Politkofsky broke up on the beach at St Michael in an April storm in 1915.  This stout hull had remained intact since the gold rush days.

                Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   63 29 N 162 02 W   Chart 16006

                Comment: Probably same old Russian gunboat hull that washed up on the beach at Nome in 1899.  WG

                Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. BOEMRE Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

POLLY (1965)     The 12 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Polly foundered June 27, 1965 about 5 miles north of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 46 45 N 151 49 50 W   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 11 Net, Length 33.5, Breadth 12.1, Depth 3.4, Built 1950 at Seldovia, Horsepower 130, Owner Whitney & Company, Registered Juneau, ON 260501

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 555, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1173

 

PORCIA (1871)     The vessel Porcia was lost in the Arctic in 1871.

                Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska Unknown

                Comment: Name included on RCS lost vessel list with no particulars.  WG

                Source: Alaska File of the U S Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 “Arctic Losses from 1868-1888”

PORFICO NO 1 (1959)     The 9 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw Porfico No 1 burned August 5, 1959 at Ninilchik.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 02 N 151 42 W   Chart 16640

                Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 31.1, Breadth 10.9, Depth 3.8, Built 1945 at Seattle WA, Service freight, Horsepower 95, SL WF4373, Owner David Cooper, Registered Juneau, ON 248404

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 451, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

 

PORPOISE (1923)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw Porpoise foundered two miles north of Wrangell at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday February 18, 1923.  The cause of the casualty is listed as “oil pipe stopped up” allowing the Porpoise to founder in a storm.  According to the casualty report, the vessels engine was salvaged and the hull dismantled and abandoned.  The Porpoise had a value of $500 and was a total loss.  The crew survived.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17360

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28, Breadth 8.8, Depth 3.5, Built 1910 at Juneau, Registered at Wrangell, ON 207459, Insurance unknown, Master O W Rillion of Wrangell, Owner W Sornberger of Wrangell

                Sources: 1. USCG Report of Casualty February 20, 1923 at Wrangell by O W Rillion, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1922) Pg 310

PORT ADMIRAL (1898)     The 37 ton 60 foot wooden schooner Port Admiral stranded at Skagway at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday February 9, 1898.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

                “Skagnaway, Lynn Canal, Alaska…Stranding…snowstorm”  “Gale from southeast…blinding snowstorm”  “Let go anchors and chains parted”

                The Port Admiral was assisted by the steamer Alaskan and sustained $1,000 in damage.  Other records indicate the wreck was sold and towed away.  It is included in this compilation as evidence of the wreck may still be on site and of value.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   59 27 30 N 135 18 45 W   Chart 17317

                Additional Information: Tonnage 38 Gross 36 Net, Length 60, Breadth 20.2, Depth 5.3, Built 1892 at Port Townsend WA, Registered Port Townsend, ON 150611, Master Harry Barlow of Seattle, Owner Arthur Barlow of Richardson, Last Port Ballard Jan 10, 1897, Destination Skagway, Crew 6, Cargo 60 tons lumber, Vessel Value $35,000, Cargo Value $1,000, Insurance none

                Sources: 1. U S Custom Wreck Report October 3, 1898 at Puget Sound by Harry Barlow, 2.  The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 42

PORT ORFORD (1942)     The 1,293 ton 214 foot wooden oil powered steam schooner Port Orford foundered off Point Gardner near Yasha Island December 26, 1942.  The vessel was attempting to navigate through Chatham Strait in darkness and a snowstorm carrying a cargo of military supplies.  Captain and 27 crew abandoned ship to lifeboats and made way to Tyee.  The Port Orford and her cargo were a total loss.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 58 N 134 33 30 W   Chart 17320

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,293 Gross 700 Net, Length 214, Breadth 42, Depth 17, Built 1917 at North Bend OR, Former Name Horace X Baxter, Service freight, Crew 26, Horsepower 850, Owner Port Orford Lumber Company, Registered San Francisco, ON 215342

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 73, 3. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PORTLAND (1910)     The 1,420 ton 192 foot steamer Portland stranded and was lost In Katalla Bay at 6:30 a.m. Saturday November 12, 1910.  The vessel was travelling between Juneau and Cordova with 30 passengers and 53 crewmen aboard.  She had a 300 ton cargo of general merchandise valued at $30,000.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

                “Katalla Bay; sunken rock off Palm Point”  “Light NE wind, moderate sea”  “After vessel struck she floated off and was beached on sandy beach”  “About 12 hours later vessel began to break up in surf”

                The Portland, valued at $90,000, became a total loss.  All passengers and crew made it to safety.  All but $15,000 worth of the cargo was salvaged.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 11 N 144 33 W   Chart 16723

                Additional Information: Tonnage 1,420 Gross 966 Net, Length 191.8, Breadth 36.1, Depth 20.2, Built 1885 at Bath ME, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 95844,Master F S Moore of Seattle, Owner Alaska Coast Co of Seattle, Vessel Insurance $41,500, Cargo Insurance $16,000, Formerly the steam ship Haytien Republic

                Source: U S Customs Wreck Report November 19, 1910 by F S Moore

PRAWN (1943)     The 22 ton 44 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Prawn was consumed by flames at Wrangell January 31, 1943.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17360

                Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross 15 Net, Length 44.8, Breadth 12.1, Depth 5.2, Built 1942 at Wrangell, Horsepower 121, Crew 4, Owner George Sumption, Registered Wrangell, ON 242043

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 254

 

PREDPIIATIE SV ALEXANDRY (1802)     The Russian vessel Predpiiatie Sv Alexandry (Enterprise of St Alexander) wrecked and became a total loss at Unalaska Island in 1802.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 35 N 166 50 W   Charts 16011, 16520

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

PREMIER (1891)     The 308 ton 142 foot wooden 3 masted schooner Premier stranded in the Shumagin Islands at midnight on Monday  April 6, 1891.  There were 18 fishermen and 7 crewmen aboard on a trip from “Ocernoy, Alaska Ty.” to “Selinas River, Alaska Ty.”  The Premier was carrying about 350 tons of cannery supplies valued at $12,000.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by Peter Poulsen, master of the Premier:

                “Between Shumagin Islands (25 mi. N. of Cape John), Alaska”  “Snowstorm”  “35 or 40 knots per hour; thick; rough daylight”  “All precautions taken that could be taken, but when she struck the shore she soon filled with water”  “We stayed with the vessel about 24 hours, some stayed longer, and I then sold the wreck at public auction”  “Total loss”

                The Premier was valued at $16,000 and listed as a total loss along with her cargo.  The crewmen and fishermen, that were aboard, made it to safety.  The wrecked vessel was sold at auction for $150.  The purchasers were able to save the Premier and most of her cargo.

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

                Comment: The Premier was put back into service and sank again May 13, 1919 near Unimak Island.  I have included it in this compilation, as evidence of the 1891 wreck may still be on site and of interest.  According to a Congressional Report this wreck happened at Ramsey Bay.  The Coast Pilot from 1932 mentions a cannery ship lost in Ramsey Bay.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 307.69 Gross 292.35 Net, Length 141.7, Breadth 33.4, Depth 10.8, Built 1876 at Port Ludlow WA, Registered San Francisco, ON 50087, SL JRVK, Master Peter Paulsen of San Francisco, Owner Jacob Grusen of Alameda CA, Vessel Insurance $16,000, Cargo Insurance $10,500

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report May 8, 1891 at Port Angeles WA, 2. Lewis & Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1895) Pg 394, 3. Report of the Secretary of the Interior Volume III (1892) “Shipwrecks” Pgs 493-4, 4. United States Coast Pilot Alaska Part II (1938) “Ramsey Bay” Pg 258

PREMIER (1919)     The 307.69 ton 141.7 foot wooden schooner Premier stranded and was lost on Unimak Island at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday May 13, 1919.  The vessel departed Greys Harbor, Washington April 23, 1919 bound for Ugashik, Bristol Bay, Alaska.  There were 10 crewmen aboard including Otto Phillipsen, master of the Premier.  Her cargo was 426 tons of lumber and salt valued at $8,450.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “At Cape Lutke, Unimak Island, Alaska 18 miles to the east Scotch Cap LH”  “Stranding”  “Very thick weather, with contrary set of current”  “Heavy seas breaking over vessel”  “Master reports that he had run too far to heave to with contrary current”  “Our S S Kvichak stood by and removed crew, but seas breaking too badly to salvage cargo”  “Vessel commenced breaking up immediately”  “Total loss”

                The Premier was valued at $25,000.  She and her cargo were total losses.  There was no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 29 10 N 164 20 15 W   Charts 16011, 16520

                Additional Information: Tonnage 307.69 Gross 292.35 Net, Length 141.7, Breadth 33.4, Depth 10.8, Built 1876 at Port Ludlow WA, Registered San Francisco, ON 50087, SL JRVK, Master Otto Phillipson of Alameda CA, Owner Alaska Packers Association of San Francisco

                Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty July 19, 1919 at San Francisco by A K Tichener, Vice President & General Supt., Alaska Packers Association

PREMIER (1935)     The 14 ton 38 foot oil screw fishing vessel Premier foundered in a storm near Coronation Island at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday October 22, 1935.  Lost in the disaster was Harold Morseth, master and owner of the Premier, and the only one aboard at the time.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “About ¾ mile from mouth of Egg Harbor, off Coronation Is., Gulf of Alaska’  “Foundering during storm on Oct. 22, 1935”  “Unable to weather storm and heavy seas”  “75 to 100 miles an hour; weather thick; sea choppy”  “Master attempted to reach harbor, but at mouth of harbor vessel was struck by heavy gale of wind and capsized and foundered.”  “Assistance impossible to render”  “Master was apparently attempting to get painter of his rowboat out of Premier’s propeller.  Was seen to be working over side of vessel with boat hook during height of storm.  Master’s body never recovered.  Vessel sank in between 20 and 30 fathoms of water.  An attempt was made to raise the vessel between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, 1935, but during entire period condition of weather and seas was such as to make it impossible for diver to work on wreck.  The attempt to salvage her was therefore abandoned at that time.  No further attempts have been made since then to salvage vessel.”

                The Premier had a value of $3,500 and was travelling in ballast with no cargo.  There was no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 55 30 N 134 19 15 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 10 Net, Length 37.8, Breadth 11.2, Depth 5.2, Built 1926 Seattle WA, Registered Ketchikan, ON 225612, Last Port Ketchikan, Destination Sea Fisheries

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty January 17, 1936 by Administrator of Estate of Harold E Morseth, Walter B Guy, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1935) Pgs 522-3

PRESIDENT (1923)     The 50 ton 72 foot wooden gas screw President was wrecked during a heavy storm while laid up in winter quarters at Graveyard Point in Bristol Bay, January 12, 1923.  The President was a fishing vessel valued at $12,000 at the time of the loss

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 52 N 157 01 W   Chart 16323

                Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 34 Net, Length 72.2, Breadth 17.2, Depth 6.5, Built 1902 at Tacoma WA, Registered Tacoma WA, ON 93271

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty September 26, 1923 by C K Bowen for Owners Libby McNeill & Libby, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1922) Pg 310

PRESTON BROOKS (1993)     The 90 foot fish tender Preston Brooks flooded and sank August 7, 1993 in the Barren Islands.  The owner and skipper of the vessel, Clarence Jasper (62) was lost to hypothermia from a torn survival suit.  The other two crewmembers were rescued.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 57 N 152 15 W   Chart 16013

                Additional Information: ON 294297

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

 

PRILIP (1924)     The 33 ton 53 foot wooden gas screw Prilip caught fire after striking a rock at 9:00 a.m. Friday July 18, 1924.  She departed Bidarka Point July 15, 1924 with 5 crewmen aboard bound for “Eshomy Bay”.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Eshomy Bay, Alaska”  “Stranding and later fire”  “No wind of any consequence; daylight”  “After vessel struck rock she was towed to shore and beached, where she later caught fire which at once became beyond control”  “Charterer of the vessel had her towed ashore and beached, intending to make repairs, but fire broke out before repairs started”  “Boat was left in charge of Engineer, and he was only member of crew present at the time of fire.  Master and agents of charterer had gone to commence to prepare for repairs, when fire occurred”

                The Prilip was valued at $12,500 and had about 12 tons of fish aboard valued at $250.  The vessel and her cargo were total losses.  Insurance on the Prilip was $10,000.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 28 30 N 147 58 30 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 33 Gross 26 Net, Length 52.6, Breadth 15.2, Depth 6.6, Built 1917 Gig Harbor WA, Registered Astoria OR, ON 214826, Master William Reynolds of Latouche, Owner Steve Kukura of Brookfield OR

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty November 20, 1924 by Chris Lacos, Engineer of Prilip, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1924) Pg 255

PRINCE JOHN (1917)     The steamer Prince John was lost at Wrangell Narrows in 1917.  The vessel was valued at $45,000 with cargo at the time of the disaster.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 31 N 132 55 W   Chart 17375

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

PRINCE OF WALES (1928)     The 98 ton 58 foot oil screw Prince of Wales stranded and foundered at 2:45 a.m. Saturday November 24, 1928 at St Philip Island.  The vessel departed Ketchikan November 23rd with six crewmen and one passenger on board.  She was carrying 15 tons of general merchandise and mail valued at $1,000.  The following are statements from the wreck report filed by owner Ethel J Neill:

                “40 mile SE wind, heavy sea, moonlight”  “St Phillips Island SE Alaska”  “Stranding and foundering”  “Helmsman allowed vessel to get off course”  “Vessel struck rock 2 hours before low water and remained fast until the rising tide floated her.  There was too much water in the vessel at this time to work the pumps or start the engine.  A temporary jib was put up and the vessel sailed across gulf to Heceta Island, where she was tied with a shore line and a stern anchor.  Two of the crew went to Heceta with the mail, Captain, and remainder of the crew went to Craig for assistance but when they returned the lines had broken and the vessel sunk in 40 fathoms of water”

                The Prince of Wales was valued at $15,000.  The loss to the vessel is listed at $2,000 and cargo as total loss.  There was no insurance on the vessel but $266.73 worth on the cargo.  This vessel is seen in subsequent years back in service.  It is included in this compilation because of the evidence of the wreck that may still be on site and of interest.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 39 N 133 25 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 98 Gross 87 Net, Length 58.5, Breadth 17.6, Depth 8.3, Built 1914 at Winslow WA, Registered Ketchikan, ON 212279, Master Frank Sharp of Ketchikan, Owner Ethel J Neill of Ketchikan

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty December 14, 1928 at Ketchikan by Ethel J Neill, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1927) Pgs 454-5, 3. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1938) Pg 254

PRINCE OF WALES (1944)     The 99 ton 58 foot wooden oil screw Prince of Wales burned at Point Couverden January 6, 1944.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 11 25 N 135 03 10 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 99 Gross 81 Net, Length 58.5, Breadth 17.6, Depth 8.3, Built 1914 at Winslow WA, Service misc., Horsepower 100, Crew 2, Owner Effie L Dawest, Registered Juneau, ON 212279

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 271

 

PRINCE WILLIAM (2006)     The 44 foot seiner Prince William stranded and was lost August 28, 2006 on Applegate Rock in Montague Strait.  All five crewmembers abandoned ship to a skiff and were rescued by the fishing vessel Orion.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 21 20 N 147 23 30 W   Chart 16700

                Source: U S Coast Guard Enforcement Report (August 28, 2006)

 

PRINCESS (1910)     The steamer Princess was wrecked at Wards Cove in 1910.  The vessel was valued at $5,000 with cargo.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 24 30 N 131 43 30 W   Chart 17428

                Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 180, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

PRINCESS (1913)     The 16 ton 41 foot wooden schooner Princess was lost with all hands October 12, 1913 in Norton Sound.  The vessel departed St Michael in tow of the undocumented gas boat Nora on October 9th bound for the Kuskokwim River.  There were an estimated 10 tons of general merchandise worth $3,000 aboard the Princess.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

                “The vessel was in tow of a small undocumented gasoline boat, Nora and both vessels were found bottom up on the beach a few miles west of Nome having evidently been blown across Norton Sound by the storm, a southerly gale then raging in those waters.  There are no survivors to give particulars”

                Lost in the disaster were Martin Brimhall, Charles Green and an Eskimo Boy, name unknown.  The Princess was valued at $1,000.  The vessel and her cargo were total losses with no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 N 164 W   Chart 16006

                Additional Information: Tonnage 16, Length 41.4, Breadth 13.6, Depth 4.1, Built 1912 at Kotlik, Registered St Michael, ON 210603, Master and Owner Kuchuk Westall of Kotlik

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report September 5, 1914 at St Michael by Frank P Williams, Agent, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1913) Pg 77

PRINCESS ARLINE (1985)     All four crewmembers abandoned the fishing vessel Princess Arline December 16, 1985 approximately 40 miles south of Seward.  The vessel was taking on water in 55 knot winds and 26 foot seas and began to sink.  The crew was rescued from their life raft by a United States Coast Guard Helicopter.

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

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PRINCESS KATHLEEN (1952)     The 5,875 ton 369 foot passenger and freight steam ship Princess Kathleen stranded and sank September 7, 1952 at Lena Point in Lynn Canal.  Strong currents, an early morning rain squall and RADAR that wasn’t working contributed to the disaster.  The vessel was on her last trip of the season traveling from Juneau to Skagway.  All 425 passengers and crewmembers were transferred to the beach in lifeboats before the Princess Kathleen slid off of Lena Point stern first and sank in 120 feet of water.  The wreck site is only a few miles south of Vanderbilt Reef where the 2,320 ton Princess Sophia sank with all hands 34 years earlier.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 23 45 N 134 4 6 45 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 5,875, Length 369, Breadth 60, Built 1924, Owner Canadian Pacific Steamship, Builder John Brown and Company

                Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia (2013) “Princess Kathleen

 

PRINCESS LENA (1930)     The 10 ton 30 foot gas screw Princess Lena stranded and was lost at 11:00 a.m. Monday September 29, 1920 near Douglas Island.  The vessel departed Juneau that day with one person aboard bound for the “Station at Marmion Id., SE Alaska”.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report filed by C A Hayes, agent for the owner:

                “Heavy S E gale; rough seas”  “1 mile So. of Horse Island, Mansfield Peninsula, abreast of Douglas Id., Alaska”  “Stranding”  “Heavy storm, SE gale”  “Nothing could be done.  Vessel broke away from mooring to a barge”  “The tug Fish rendered as much assistance as possible, but a scow broke away at same time and considered more valuable, the tug saved the scow”

                The Princess Lena, valued at $1,000 with no cargo, was a total loss.  There were no casualties.  There was also no insurance.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 15 15 N 134 43 30 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 29.8, Breadth 10.4, Depth 3.5, Built 1916 at Juneau, Registered Juneau, ON 214049, Master and Owner Carl H Wiley of Juneau

                Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty October 13, 1930 at Juneau by C A Hayes, agent for owner, 2. Merchant Vessels of the United States (1930) Pgs 472-3

PRINCESS SOPHIA (1918)     The 2,320 ton Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia stranded and was lost with all hands in Lynn Canal October 23, 1918.  Lost in the disaster were 269 passengers and 74 crewmen.  The vessel departed Skagway bound for Vancouver and ran up on Vanderbilt Reef north of Juneau in a blinding snowstorm.  The harsh weather prevented rescue attempts after the Princess Sophia struck the reef, and the vessel soon slipped off into the icy waters.  The loss of the Princess Sophia is the worst shipping disaster in Alaska Maritime History.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 35 30 N 135 01 W   Chart 17300

                Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 299, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

PRINCESS TAMARA (1983)     The 125 foot fishing vessel Princess Tamara caught fire and sank August 12, 1983 two miles west of the Barren Islands.  The four persons aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Caprice.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 57 N 152 15 W   Chart 16580

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

 

PRINCETON (1939)     The 45 ton 60 foot wooden oil screw Princeton stranded and was lost in Lynn Canal at 8:20 p.m. Thursday October 12, 1939.  The vessel departed Haines that day bound for Sitka.  There were three passengers, three crewmen and a cargo of 4 tons of potatoes.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Little Island, Lynn Canal”  “Blinding Storm”  “Moderate gale, rough sea, dark night, snow fall”  “Stranding”  “Steered about 5 degrees off usual course of 140 degrees when light was sighted I steered hard over to 175 degrees or more”  “Game Commission boat M S Bear rescued us Friday, October 13, 1939 3:00 PM”  “Total loss”

                The Princeton, valued at $25,000, and her cargo, valued at $1,600 were total losses.  The passengers and crewmen made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 32 25 N 135 02 35 W   Chart 17316

                Additional Information: Tonnage 45 Gross 31 Net, Length 60.2, Breadth 14.9, Depth 7.5, Built 1925 at Seattle WA, Call Letters WOFT, Registered Juneau, ON 225145, Master J G Falconer, Owner Board of National Missions of Presbyterian Church US of New York, Insurance unknown

                Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty October 17, 1939 by John G Falconer at Juneau, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1939) Pg 252

PROSPECTOR (1937)     The 7 ton 34 foot gas screw mail boat Prospector sank in a heavy gale in Prince William Sound in 1937.  The 5 passengers and one crewman were rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter Morris.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown

                Comment: This vessel is in service in subsequent years so must have been salvaged.  WG

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 7 Net, Length 34, Breadth 10, Depth 4, Built 1911 at Ellamar AK, Registered Juneau, ON 211266, Owner Ethelyn C Bettles of Koyukuk, Master James M Dolan

                Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1936) Pgs 522-3, 3. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg458, 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1939) Pg 252

PROSPECTOR (1960)     The 12 ton 37 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Prospector foundered September 2, 1960 at Kodiak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Length 37.4, Breadth 11.4, Depth 4.6, Built 1943 at New Bedford MA, Former Name C-16543 (U S N), Horsepower 143, Owner John S Mansuy, Registered Juneau, ON 258280

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 465, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

PROSPER (1900)     The 23 ton 45 foot wooden schooner Prosper went ashore and was lost at 9:45 p.m. September 12, 1900 near Nome.  The master of the vessel, Captain G R Geise of San Francisco was lost in the disaster.  The vessel departed San Francisco June 20, 1900 bound for Nome and Cape Blossom.  There were 7 crewmen aboard, including Captain Geise, and no cargo.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by William Munce, second mate and part owner of the Prosper:

                “Near mouth of Penny River, near Nome City, Alaska”  “Gale, heavy seas, dark night”  “Went ashore in Gale”  “Sails carried away, Captain washed overboard.  Vessel in breakers, could do nothing”  “Entire loss”

                The Prosper was valued at $100 and was a total loss with no insurance.  The Prosper was lost along with the 150 foot schooner Sequoia.  Some records indicate that the two vessels were salvaged in 1902.

                Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 32 N 165 45 W   Chart 16006

                Additional Information: Tonnage 23, Length 45, Breadth 14.6, Depth 6.0, Built 1892 at Anacortes WA, Registered San Francisco, ON 150586, Master G R Geise of San Francisco, Owner W N Letcher, George Stokes and William Munce of San Francisco

                Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report September 29, 1900, 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 63

PROVIDENCE (1983)     The 50 foot seiner Providence foundered while at anchor August 13, 1983 in Thorne Arm, 18 miles south of Ketchikan.  Four persons on board were rescued and three others lost.  The vessel was waiting for a tender to take their full load of fish.  Most of the crew was asleep when the disaster occurred.  Those lost were Chad Evans, Bill Davis and Richard Hall.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 16016

                Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Richmond Times Dispatch (August 15, 1983) “Skipper says crew slept as boat took on water” Pg A-2

 

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F/V Provision August 4, 2004
U S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Joe Lovett, MSD Kodiak

PROVISION (2004)     The operator of the 92 foot fish tender Provision fell asleep and ran aground August 4, 2004 on the northwest end of Long Island near Kodiak.  She rolled over and sank two days later.  All fuel was removed and the overturned vessel towed off the rocks September 9, 2004 and scuttled intentionally by her owner.  There was no loss of life.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 N 152 17 W   Chart 16580

                Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (August 18, 2004) “Fishing boat update: Java case is closed, Provision to scuttle”

 

PSB&D CO #5 (1944)     The 150 ton 78 foot wooden scow PSB&D Co #5 foundered November 20, 1943 ten miles, 265 degrees true from Yakutat entrance buoy.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 150 Gross and Net, Length 78, Breadth 28, Depth 8, Built 1906 at Seattle WA, Owner Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Registered Seattle, ON 163039

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 420

 

PSB&D CO #6 (1942)     The 247 ton 92 foot wooden freight scow PSB&D Co #6 stranded and was lost in September of 1942 at Unimak Bight.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 35 N 164 10 W   Chart 16011

                Additional Information: Tonnage 247 Gross and Net, Length 92, Breadth 32, Depth 9.6, Built 1924 at Seattle WA, Former Name Washington No 2, Owner Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Registered Seatttle, ON 168923

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 420, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1938) “Former Names” Pg 563

 

PSB&D CO #8 (1938)     The 247 ton 92 foot wooden freight scow PSB&D Co #8 stranded and was lost October 14, 1938 on Kanak Island in Controller Bay.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 08 N 144 21 W   Chart 16723

                Additional Information: Tonnage 247 Gross and Net, Length 92, Breadth 32, Depth 9.6, Built 1924 at Seattle, Former Name Washington No 3, Registered Seattle, ON 168924

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1939) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 513, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1938) “Former Names” Pg 563

PSB&D CO #8 (1943)     The 185 ton 100 foot wooden freight scow PSB&D Co #8 foundered November 20, 1943 ten miles, 165 degrees true from the Yakutat entrance buoy.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

                Additional Information: Tonnage 185 Gross and Net, Length 99.8, Breadth 29.8, Depth 8.2, Built 1927 at Oakland CA, Owner Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Registered Seattle, ON 174719

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 420

 

PSB&D CO #11 (1939)     The 234.75 ton freight scow PSB&D Co #11 foundered between 10:00 and 12:00 p.m. September 27, 1939.  The vessel was being towed.  She had departed Cordova September 26, 1939 bound for Seward with no one aboard.  Her cargo was 60 tons of various machinery, valued at $15,500.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

                “Towing scow”  “Light easterly swell”  “10 miles Southwest by South of Johnston Point”  “Foundering”  “Probably hit a deadhead”  “Looked three days for scow; also used airplane in search”  “Total loss”

                The PSB&D Co #11, valued at $4,000 was a total loss, along with the cargo on board. The vessel was insured for $4,000 and her cargo for $15,500.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 28 N 146 37 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 234.75, Age 16 years, Registered Seattle, ON 168718, Master Roy Hall of Arlington WA, Owner Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company of Seattle

                Source: U S C G Report of Casualty October 28, 1939 by Roy Hall

PT-22 (1943)     The Navy PT boat PT-22 was beached and abandoned in a storm June 11, 1943 near Adak.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 52 N 176 39 W   Chart 16012

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PT-219 (1943)     The 78 foot Navy motor torpedo boat PT-219 foundered and sank during a storm September 14, 1943 at Casco Cove, Attu Island.

                Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 49 N 173 10 15 E   Chart 16420

                Comment: Some records show that on November 1, 1943 the Navy tug Ute salvaged a PT boat at Massacre Bay and towed it to a mooring buoy.  This could have been the PT-219 as Casco Cove is within Massacre Bay.  WG

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PUCK (1990)     The 30 foot fishing vessel Puck capsized September 9, 1990 in Prince William Sound.  The operator was found atop the overturned hull and rescued by the fishing vessel Controller Bay.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 45 N 147 W   Chart 16700

                Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

PUGET (1951)     The 175 ton 126 foot wooden barge Puget foundered March 23, 1951 at Ward Cove.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 24 30 N 131 43 30 W   Chart 17420

                Additional Information: Tonnage 175 Gross and Net, Length 126.5, Breadth 34.4, Depth 9, Built 1908 at Seattle WA, SL KJVU, Owner Lebo & Lebo, Registered Ketchikan, ON 205849

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 455, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 958

 

PUP #1 (1916)     The 24 ton wooden scow Pup #1 was crushed by ice and lost at Chena August 16, 1916.

                Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

                Additional Information: Tonnage 24 Gross and Net, Built 1905 at Ballard WA, Registered Seattle, ON 162427

                Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 269, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) “Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year 1918” Pg 442

PURITAN (1918)     The 78 ton 81 foot gas screw fishing vessel Puritan stranded and was lost on Montague Island March 4, 1918.  All 17 crewmen made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16700

                Additional Information: Tonnage 78 Gross 53 Net, Length 80.6, Breadth 20.2, Depth 9.1, IHP 125, Built 1911 at Tacoma WA, Registered Tacoma, ON209088

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) “Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year 1921” Pg 455, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1915) Pg 299

PURSUIT (1975)     The 11 ton 29 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Pursuit burned August 15, 1975 at Dry Pass, Wrangell.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17360

                Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 8 Net, Length 29.2, Breadth 10.9, Depth 5.2, Built 1959 at Tacoma WA, ON 279377

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 561, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2243

 

PUSHKA (1981)     The 58 foot vessel Pushka stranded and was lost August 26, 1981 at Sanak Point.  The three crewmen aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Cascade.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 23 N 162 35 W   Chart 16011

                Comment: Likely off of Sanak Island.  WG

                Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

PUTCO-2 (1959)     The 90 ton 70 foot steel barge Putco-2 stranded and was lost September 8, 1959 near Dutch Harbor.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 90 Gross and Net, Length 70.1, Breadth 30, Depth 4.6, Built 1959 at Seattle, Owner Puget United Transportation Cos., Registered Seattle, ON 278539

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 466, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 862

 

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