South West Alaska Shipwrecks ( F)

FEARLESS (1901)     The 248 ton steam whaling bark Fearless struck a rock while at anchor on the south side of Dutch Harbor November 30, 1901 and was lost.  The vessel value at the time of the casualty was $30,000 no cargo.  The crew of 28 all survived. The Fearless had departed Plain Bay November 3, 1901 bound for San Francisco.

                Mapping and Location : Southwest Alaska  53 54 N 166 31 W  Chart 16520

                Sources : 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaska Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 72

 

FREDERICK A (1936)     The gas screw Frederick A drug anchor and stranded in Akutan Bay Sunday September 13, 1936 and was lost.  There was no one on board when a gale blew the vessel ashore.  The Frederick A was valued at $4,800 with no cargo and had no insurance.  The hull became a total loss but the engine and equipment were salvaged.

                Mapping and Location : Southwest Alaska 54 08 05 N 165 46 20 W  Chart 16531

                Additional Information : Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Built 1920, Registered Juneau, ON 219974, Owner Frederick Anderson of Unalaska

                Source : U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Leon Anderson April 16, 1937

 

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