Alaska Shipwrecks (Q)

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

QUADRA (1964)     The 50 ton 64 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Quadra was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 34 Net, Length 64.8, Breadth 15.6, Depth 7.0, Built 1912 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 120, SL WA9797, Owner Oscar H Bailey, Registered Juneau, ON 209653

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 542, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

QUASAR (1977)     The 7 ton gas screw Quasar was consumed by fire August 30, 1977 one half mile south of Snettisham Rocks in Stephens Passage.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 57 30 N 133 52 W   Chart 17300

                Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross, Built 1977, ON 580865

                Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2119

 

QUATSINO (1909)     The barge Quatsino stranded and was lost in Dixon Entrance October 12, 1909.  The vessel was on a trip from Nanaimo to Cordova loaded with 3000 tons of coal.  Captain Aust, of the Quatsino reported that the light was out at Green Island causing the stranding.

                Mapping and Location: British Columbia

                Source:  The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 168

QUEEN (1955)     The 8 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Queen was consumed by fire September 30, 1955 at Cordova.

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

                Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.8, Breadth 9.1, Depth 3.9, Built 1930 at Astoria OR, Horsepower 110, Owner Carl Blindhelm, Registered Juneau, ON 237860

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 456, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 825

 

QUEEN KATHLEEN (1959)     The Vancouver B C fishing vessel Queen Kathleen wrecked on the rocks west of Unimak Pass August 1, 1958.  The crew of eight men was rescued by the Western Pioneer and taken to Cape Sarichef Light Station on Unimak Island.

                Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 35 50 N 164 55 30 W   Chart 16011

                Sources: 1. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013), 2. Seattle Daily Times (August 27, 1959) “Boat Aground in Aleutians; Crew Rescued” Pg 18

 

QUICKSILVER (1974)     The 15 ton oil screw Quicksilver burned November 23, 1974 in Ernest Sound.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 11 N 132 18 W   Chart 17360

                Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross, Built 1971, ON 532673

                Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1976) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1871

 

QUILEENE (1939)     The 43 ton 62 foot wooden oil screw Quileene stranded and was lost at the south end of Green Island in Davidson Inlet August 27, 1940.  The four persons aboard the vessel made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 50 N 133 37 W   Chart 17400

                Additional Information: Tonnage 43 Gross 29 Net, Length 61.8, Breadth 15.6, Depth 7.4, Built 1916 at Gig Harbor WA, Horsepower 150, Service tow, Owner Juneau Logging Company, Registered Juneau, ON 214520

                Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 511, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1939) Pg 253

 

QUIN DELTA (1997)     The 90 foot fishing vessel Quin Delta was consumed by fire July 26, 1997 in Bristol Bay.  All three crewmembers escaped to a life raft and were rescued by nearby fishing vessels.

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

                Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

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