South Central Alaska Shipwrecks ( K )

K 9 (1969)     The gas screw K 9 was destroyed by a storm July 10, 1969 off of Cape Greig, Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 43 30 N 157 41 30 W   Chart 16006

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

K #12 (1942)     The 37 ton 53 foot scow K #12 foundered May 27, 1942 eight miles west of Cape Saint Elias.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 37 Gross and Net, Length 53.6, Breadth 18, Depth 4.5, Built 1925 at Houghton WA, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 169151

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 366

K F C 6 (1964)     The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel K F C 6 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 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 30, Breadth 11, Depth 3.9, Built 1944 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 105, SL WB4720, Owner Kadiak Fisheries Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 245315

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 336

 

K F C 127 (1964)     The 8 ton 27 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel K F C 127 was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 on Kodiak Island.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Length 27.5, Breadth 10.9, Depth 4.3, Built 1944 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 64, Owner Kadiak Fisheries Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 249056

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 336, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1004

 

K F C NO 1 (1946)     The 125 ton barge K F C No 1 foundered May 9, 1946 at Point Gore.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 12 N 150 57 30 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 125 Gross and Net, Built 1946, ON 176590

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 823

K-JO (1985)     The 34 foot fishing vessel K-Jo sank January 14, 1985 off of Marmot Island.  Two men from the vessel were rescued two days later.  The third, Jon Early from Kodiak was lost.

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

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

 

KACHEMAK LADY (1989)     The fishing vessel Kachemak Lady sank April 27, 1989 off of Chugach Island.  All crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 07 N 151 40 W   Chart 16680

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KADYAK (1860)     The 500 ton ship Kadyak (Kadiak) struck a rock off of Woody Island near Kodiak and sank in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island nearby, March 30, 1860.  The vessel was carrying 356 tons of ice bound for San Francisco when it sank in 70 feet of water.  She was owned by the Russian-American Trading Company of San Francisco.  The Kadyak was found in 2003 and the site surveyed in 2004.  The wreck site has been called “Alaska’s first underwater archeology project” and oldest shipwreck discovered in the state to date.  The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Office of History and Archeology has a detailed description of the history, discovery and exploration of the Kadyak wreck site online.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 55 N 152 25 W   Chart 16580

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

KAHILTNA II (1987)     The 47 foot halibut fishing vessel Kahiltna II sank May 5, 1987 approximately 55 miles from Cape Resurrection.  All five crewmembers were picked up from a raft by the fishing vessel Sea Scape and taken to Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 52 N 149 17 W   Chart 16680

Comment: F/V Chabro sank same day same area also fishing halibut.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KALIAKH (1981)     The 86 foot power scow Kaliakh drug anchor, drifted onto the rocks, rolled over and was lost December 13, 1981 in Iliasik Passage near Cold Bay.  All those on board were picked up by the tug Jeffrey Foss and then transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Ironwood.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 02 N 161 55 W   Chart 16011

Comment: Iliasik Passage is the narrow body of water between Inner and Outer Iliasik Islands in the Shumagin Islands.  WG

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names “Iliasik Passage” Pg 449

 

KALUGIN (1995)     The 37 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Kalugin grounded and broke up in the surf February 3, 1995 in Resurrection Bay.  Both crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 48 N 149 30 W   Chart 16682

Additional Information: ON 913071

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

 

KAMCHATKA (1921)     The 552 ton wooden motorship Kamchatka caught fire midnight Thursday April 14, 1921 approximately 400 miles off of the Shumagin Islands.  The blaze started in the engine room and spread rapidly.  All 23 of the crewmen escaped to a launch and a whaleboat.  86 hours after abandoning ship the group reached the Shumagin Islands and safety.  The Kamchatka had departed Seattle April 3, 1921 bound for Petropovlovak, Kamchatka, Siberia.  She was laden with 436 tons of general trading cargo and oil worth $200,000.  The conditions at the time were listed as “strong breeze, clear, rough sea, dark.”  The dismasted burned hulk was sighted May 23, 1921 drifting far to the south.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown

Comment: Dead reckoning location of tragedy 51 57 N 154 53 W on report

Additional Information: Tonnage 552 Gross 414 Net, Age 38 years (Originally the whaling bark Thrasher), Registered Seattle, ON 145343, Master John Bertonecini of Seattle, Owner Hibbard Swenson of Seattle, Vessel Value $135,000, Vessel Insurance $100,000, Cargo Insurance $141,000

Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Bertonecini May 13, 1921, 2. BOEMRE Shipwreck List (2011)

KAMISHAK (1959)     The 12 ton 36 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Kamishak foundered July 1, 1959 at Cape Kumlik.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 39 N 157 27 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 11 Net, Length 36.2, Breadth 12.5, Depth 3.7, Built 1946 at Seldovia, Horsepower 110, SL WJ9185, Owner Clemens Grunert, Registered Juneau, ON 259537

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 287, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

KAMISHAK QUEEN (1996)     The 76 foot steel longline fishing vessel Kamishak Queen flooded and sank July 2, 1996 in Nuka Bay.  She was traveling from Homer to Seward when her engine room began to flood. Attempts were made to locate the problem and dewater the vessel. From the time the flooding was apparent and a distress call was issued until the crew abandoned ship was six minutes. The Kamishak Queen sank seven minutes later. The two persons aboard made it to safety. It was surmised that a large valve, valve seat or related piping in the engine room had failed. Suspect were the main engine after cooler through hull fittings, valves and piping. Also considered were crab tank through hull fittings, risers, valves and piping. Electrolytic corrosion where indifferent metals were in contact had been noted on the through hull valve seat for the crab tank ballasting system. The vessel was enroute to Seward to be hauled out of the water to make repairs.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 12 N 150 57 30 W   Chart 16680

Additional Information: Tonnage 118 Gross, Length 69, ON 611551

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. USCG MISLE Case # 953752

 

KANATAK (1929)     The 62 foot wooden diesel powered halibut fishing vessel Kanatak disappeared in a northeasterly storm with 9 crewmen aboard.  The vessel departed Seward about October 25, 1929 bound for deep sea fisheries and was last seen on November 11th.  Lost in the disaster were master and part owner Conrad Wold of Seattle, Swerdrup Sverdrups, Barney Vanabo, Conrad Novik, Hans Wag, Louis Furanos and Karstein Poulson.  The Kanatak was carrying 15,000 pounds of fresh halibut valued at $1,500.  The vessel was last seen 30 miles northeast of Cape St Elias.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 54 N 144 36 W   Chart 16723

Additional Information: Tonnage 48 Gross 39 Net, Length 62, Breadth 16.8, Depth 6.8, Built 1923 at Olalla WA, Registration Seward and Ketchikan, ON 223259 & 223359, Vessel Value $20,000, Vessel Insurance $15,000, Cargo Insurance none

Source: U S C G Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan by part owner Peter Wold April 2, 1930

KANDU (1966)     The 87 ton 76 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel Kandu foundered November 25, 1966 off of Anchor Point.  Lost were captain Joe Sambo of Anchorage, Lloyd Nichols of Anchorage and Marvin McGahan of Kenai.  The men had abandoned ship to a skiff which capsized in the eight to ten foot seas.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 87 Gross 66 Net, Length 76.3, Breadth 19, Depth 5.2, Built 1935 at Portland OR, Former Name Rhododendron (U S L H S), Horsepower 446, SL WQ7266, ON 295985

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 351, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2118, 3. Seattle Daily Times (November 26) “3 Die When Boat Sinks in Alaska” Pg 24

 

KARI (1994)     The 28 foot salmon seiner Kari flooded and sank August 8, 1994 near Sand Point.  Both crewmembers were rescued by another fishing vessel.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 20 15 N 160 30 W   Chart 16553

Additional Information: ON 285154

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

 

KARLUK (1829)     The Russian vessel Karluk was lost November 14, 1829 in Uganik Bay on the west side of Kodiak Island.  The crew survived and salvaged the cargo and fittings from the Karluk.  The loss was attributed to a navigational error and violent winds. The Karluk was travelling from Kodiak to Katmai.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 50 N 153 32 W   Chart 16580

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

KARLUK (1899)     The launch Karluk was driven ashore near Cape Karluk and lost in 1899.  The Karluk was valued at $5,200 with cargo.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 35 10 N 154 30 50 W   Chart 16580

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

KASILOF (1962)     Two crewmen were lost from the 65 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Kasilof on July 21, 1962.  Jimmy Allain and H A Sanguinetti left the Kasilof in a skiff to go hunting in Geographic Harbor.  The skiff was found running against the beach and an oar and life jacket were found floating in the bay.  Jimmy Allain (18) and Henry Sanguinetti (19) were never found.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 06 N 154 34 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 66 Gross 45 Net, Length 65.2, Breadth 16.2, Depth 9, Built 1935 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 160, SL WA6727, Owner Island Seafoods, Registered Juneau, ON 233712

Sources: 1. Fairbanks Daily News Miner (July 23, 1962) Pg. 1, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 317

 

KATALLA QUEEN (1920)     The 7 ton gas screw Katalla Queen sank in deep water in Valdez Bay at 5:00 a.m. September 3, 1920.  George W Haynes, master and owner of the Katalla Queen says in the casualty report:

“Struck a pile head, breaking a hole in vessel below water line.”  “Tried to tow boat to shore, but she sank before reaching shore.”  “Sunk in deep water near middle of Valdez Bay.”

The Katalla Queen was listed as worth $2,500 with no cargo or insurance.  She had departed Ellamar September 2nd bound for Valdez with 2 crewmen aboard.  The crew survived but the Katalla Queen was a total loss.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16707

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Built 1911, Registered Cordova & Juneau, ON 208836, Weather foggy with calm sea and wind

Source: U S C G Report of Casualty filed at Juneau November 5, 1926 by Haynes

KATE DAVENPORT (1916)     The 1170 ton wood bark Kate Davenport parted her anchor chain and stranded January 10, 1916.  The vessel was:

“laying in the Road Stead waiting for a storm…Heavy ice flow parted chain…North west wind about 40 miles…Anchor Point Cook’s Inlet…no vessel in sight nor on the beach.”

Owner R G Doherty listed the vessel as worth $2,500 no insurance no cargo and an unknown crew.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 46 30 N 151 51 45 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 1170, Built 1866, Registered Seattle, ON 14023, Master none, Owner R G Doherty of Anchorage

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Anchorage July, 2, 1916 by Doherty

KATE & ANNA (1889)     The 45 foot wooden steam sealing schooner Kate & Anna parted her anchor chain in a heavy gale at 2:00 p.m. March 19, 1889 and stranded.  The six crewmen made it to safety, but the Kate & Anna, valued at $7,500 and her cargo, made up of a ten ton hunting and fishing outfit worth $2,500, were lost.  The tragedy took place at the SW shore of Morzhovoi Bay on the Alaska Peninsula.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 30.7 Gross 16.7 Net, Length 45, Breadth 14.8, Depth 5.7, NHP 8, Built 1879 Yaquina Bay Oregon, Registered Portland Oregon, ON 14376, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo Insurance $1,984, Master and Owner Charles Lutjens of Portland Oregon, Last Port Morzovoi Pass March 17, 1889

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed May 7, 1889 by Lutjens

KATHI J (1961)     The 8 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Kathi J burned July 18, 1961 at Naknek.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 29.2, Breadth 10.2, Depth 4.1, Built 1952 at Deer Harbor WA, Horsepower 95, SL WP4018, Owner Hubert Campbell, Registered Seattle, ON 263761

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 317, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 931

 

KATHLEEN ANN (1954)     The 11 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Kathleen Ann was consumed by fire July 15, 1954 near the entrance of Canoe Bay in Pavlof Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 34 N 161 18 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 9 Net, Length 34.6, Breadth 10.5, Depth 4.6, Built 1944 at Algonac MI, Former Name LCPR-C-87858 (U S N), Horsepower 143, SL WC6986, Owner Ralph H Johnson, Registered Seattle, ON 254839

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 272, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 743

 

KATHY JOANNE (1983)     The fishing vessel Kathy Joanne lost power, broached in a heavy surf and was blown ashore January 15, 1983 on Badger Point on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 13 N 151 32 W   Chart 16647

Comment: Likely the point of land below Badger Hill between Windy Bay and Chugach Bay.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KATHY LYNN (1986)     The 58 foot fishing vessel Kathy Lynn began taking on water and was abandoned August 22, 1986 in Whale Pass.  The three persons aboard were picked up by the fishing vessel Fred J.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 56 N 152 50 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

KATMAI (1971)     The 82 foot wooden oil screw crab fishing vessel Katmai sank in deep water between Mitrofania Island and Coal Cape June 21, 1971 when her seams opened up. The four man crew was rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 53 N 158 50 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 98 Gross 66 Net, Length 82.6, Breadth 20.6, Depth 9.2, Built 1915 at Seattle WA, 240 HP, SL WA6760, ON 213010

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1976) Pg 1427

KATY-T (1955)     The 8 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Katy-T was consumed by fire July 27, 1955 at Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 29.3, Breadth 11.8, Depth 2.9, Built 1951 at Bellingham WA, Horsepower 135, SL WD7272, Owner Amund A Taylor, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 261904

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 273, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 743

 

KAVKAZ (1999)     The 36 foot fiberglass long line cod fishing vessel Kavkaz iced up and capsized January 30, 1999 near Dangerous Cape, a mile and a half off of Point Pogibshi.  The crew, two brothers, Anton Sanarov and Feodor (Fred) Sanarov were trapped beneath the overturned vessel until a hole was cut through the hull with a chainsaw almost a day later by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Roanoke Island.  The two brothers had both donned survival suits but Feodor Sanarov’s zipper split open.  Feodor was lost to hypothermia, but Anton survived.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 25 30 N 151 53 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: ON 585907

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. U S C G News Release (January 31, 1999) “Coast Guard finds one survivor aboard capsized Kavkaz!”

 

KAYAK (1913)     The 91 foot 225 hp wooden steam tug Kayak stranded in a strong gale at “Cape Carew inside Ocean Cape” in Yakutat Bay at 9:25 p.m. August 26, 1913.  The crew of 10 escaped in lifeboats, but the Kayak, valued at $25,000 became a total loss.  The vessel had departed Seldovia in ballast August 22, 1913 bound for Seattle. The Kayak reported the following:

“Vessel pulling in for shelter, but could not see lights or land and struck beach.”  “Strong gale very heavy sea, dark and rainy.”  “Various courses were tried, but on account of heavy weather Master could not keep on course.  When boat struck Engines stopped and put full speed astern.”

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 30 N 139 50 15 W   Chart 16761

Comment: Point Carew is just inside Ocean Cape. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 115 Gross, Length 91, Breadth 23.5, Depth 10, Service Passenger, HP 225, Built 1901 Alameda California, Registered Seattle, ON 161177, Vessel Insurance $20,000, Master John F Wall of Seattle, Owner Seldovia Salmon Company of Seattle

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by E F Randolph, Secretary for Seldovia Salmon October 9, 1913 in Washington

KAYAK (1980)     The floating cannery Kayak ran up on the rocks, rolled over and sank in a heavy southeast storm May 29, 1980 off of the southwest end of Kayak Island near Sea Ranger Reef.  The vessel was experiencing electrical problems that effected the hydraulic steering.  The captain and crew of 9 and processing plant workers abandoned ship to life boats and were rescued by the fishing vessel Aloha. All 10 survivors were transferred to the fishing vessel Shirley J who transported them to Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 51 20 N 144 36 45 W   Chart 16723

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Communication with Aloha Crewmember May 29, 2018

 

KAYLA MARIE C (2007)     The 37 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Kayla Marie C struck a submerged rock near Three Sisters Rocks and foundered September 2, 2007 near Old Harbor on Kodiak Island.  The one person aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 57 12 15 N 153 18 W   Chart 16592

Additional Information: Tonnage 37 Gross 25 Net, Length 40.2, Breadth 14.2, Depth 8.1, Built 1971 Port Townsend and Bayview WA, ON 531581, Call Sign WZN2208, Former Name Destiny

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. USCG MISLE Case # 373961

 

KELLY B (1967)     The 14 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Kelly B collided with a rock and was lost July 3, 1967 in Crab Bay, Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 08 30 N 135 33 40 W   Chart 16702

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 11 Net, Length 32.2, Breadth 12, Depth 4.8, Built 1946 at Vaughn WA, Horsepower 140, SL WA6781, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 250363

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 355, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

KELLY B (1973)     The fishing vessel Kelly B exploded while refueling January 1, 1973 in Cedar Bay, Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 30 N 146 00 30 W   Chart 16709

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KELSANDO II (1982)     The pleasure craft Kelsando II sank January 1, 1982 in Port Wells.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KEMAR (2000)     The 32 foot wooden salmon fishing vessel Kemar caught fire from an overheated engine manifold and was lost July 17, 2000 near Etolin Point in Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 40 05 N 159 19 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: ON AK2979B

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

 

KENAI I (1948)     The 163 ton 82 foot wooden oil screw Kenai I was consumed by fire August 3, 1948 at the mouth of the Kasilof River in Cook Inlet.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 23 15 N 151 17 45 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 163 Gross 131 Net, Length 82.3, Breadth 26.6, Depth 8.7, Built 1945 at Tacoma WA, Service freight, Crew 5, Horsepower 240, SL AWEA, Owner Kenai Packing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 249754

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) Pg 272, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1949) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 910

 

KEPALA (2007)     The 50 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Kepala experienced an engine room fire originating on the exhaust lagging September 11, 2007 which consumed the vessel to the waterline. She drifted ashore near Black Point in Tatitlek Narrows.  All three crewmembers escaped to a life raft and were picked up by Good Samaritan vessels including the 80 foot fishing vessel Sound Pacer and 51 foot fishing vessel Tri-K out of Cordova.  The Kepala listed Kodiak as her home port.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 53 N 146 43 W   Chart 16700

Comment: Reports indicate that what was left of this vessel was salvaged. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 26 Gross 21 Net, Length 50, ON 949113, Call Sign WDA4710

Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard News Release (September 12, 2007) “Coast Guard Investigates the Cause of Kepala Boat Fire in Prince William Sound”, 2. USCG MISLE Case # 373715

 

KERRY (1952)     The 11 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Kerry stranded and was lost February 15, 1952 on Afognak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 15 N 152 30 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 9 Net, Length 33.5, Breadth 11.3, Depth 4.3, Built 1937 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 85, Owner Snyder J King – Mainland Fisheries Inc., Registered Seattle, ON 236916

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 292, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

KETA (1984)     The fishing vessel Keta was destroyed by fire January 1, 1984 at Olsen Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 52 15 N 147 33 30 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KETIVIK (2015)     The 50 foot steel landing craft Ketivik disappeared on a trip from Ugashik to Egegik. Roland Briggs was alone on the vessel and was lost with her.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 13 Net, Length 41.9, Breadth 13.2, Depth 4.2, Built 1976 Everett WA, Service Tank Ship, ON 575101

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pg 757, 2. USCG News Releases (Oct. 16-17)

 

KETOVIA (1962)     The 53 ton 57 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Ketovia burned September 21, 1962 in Cook Inlet.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 53 Gross 36 Net, Length 57.6, Breadth 17.2, Depth 7.8, Built 1945 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 182, SL WA6802, Owner A C Hastings Jr., Registered Juneau, ON 248155

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 332, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 965

 

KEVALASKA (1975)     The 326 foot steel barge Kevalaksa capsized and was lost May 25, 1975 near Seldovia and Kachemak Bay.  The vessel was a U S Navy Landing Craft converted to a barge and was hauling general cargo including logs and cement.  The Kevalaska was being towed by the tug Daphne.  The barge and cargo were valued at 1.2 million dollars.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 35 N 151 52 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 3384 Gross and Net, Length 326.5, Breadth 50, Depth 24.2, Built 1944 at Hingham MA, Former Names LST 928 (USN), APB 50 (USN), Cameron, ON 282136

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. The Seattle Times (May 29, 1975) “Divers examine barge in Alaska, consider salvage” Pg G 4, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) “Kevalaska” Pgs 562 &1419

 

KEY WEST (1917)     The vessel Key West was lost in Unimak Pass near Scotch Cap in 1917.

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

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

KEY WEST (1978)     The crab fishing vessel Key West flooded her lazarette in a violent storm and sank October 23, 1978 in the Bering Sea 40 miles north of Amak Island.  The Key West, formerly the La Regina, had recently been brought from the east coast.  She only survived three crab fishing trips.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 25 N 163 08 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KFC-7 (1961)     The 7 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel KFC-7 burned October 3, 1961 at Chignik Lagoon.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 20 N 158 29 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 31.5, Breadth 9.9, Depth 3.6, Built 1942 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 110, SL WC6547, Owner Chignik Fisheries Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 241424

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 314, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 931

 

KFC-8 (1954)     The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel KFC-8 burned November 28, 1954 near Afognak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 00 30 N 152 46 W   Chart 165594

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 30, Breadth 11, Depth 3.9, Built 1944 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 105, Owner Kadiak Fisheries Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 245316

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 295, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 739

 

KIEJAK (1971)     The 86 foot fishing vessel Kiejak took on water, ran aground and was lost April 27, 1971 In Dry Bay.  All four crewmembers were rescued by pilots from Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 08 N 138 25 W   Chart 16016

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Anchorage Daily News (April 28, 1971) “Fishermen Rescued” Pg 10

 

KIM (1992)     The 32 foot salmon seiner Kim caught her net in the wheel, grounded and sank July 9, 1992 near Egegik.  There was no loss of life.

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

Additional Information: ON AK4104E

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

 

KIMBACK (1917)     The motor vessel Kimback (see Kumback) was lost December 19, 1917 at Anchorage.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 13 05 N 149 53 30 W   Chart 16663

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 294, 3. BOEMRE Shipwreck List (2011)

KIMBERLY (2012)     The 58 foot steel fishing vessel Kimberly grounded in Jute Bay at 10:06 P.M. January 24, 2012. Winds were gusting to 100 miles an hour, seas were 16 feet and temperatures were well below freezing. A U. S. Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene but weather conditions prevented a rescue and the chopper returned to Kodiak for fuel. During a second rescue attempt the Jayhawk helicopter that had been dispatched was diverted to another vessel in distress; the Heritage with seven crewmen aboard. That helicopter was able to retrieve two of the Heritage crewmembers. The Good Samaritan vessel Tuxedni rescued the other five.  A third helicopter was sent and rescued the four fishermen from the Kimberly. All eleven rescued crewmembers were wearing survival suits. Two of the crewmen from the Kimberly had to be treated for severe hypothermia.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 32 30 N 151 51 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 61 Gross 49 Net, Length 58, Breadth 17.5, Depth 9.1, Built 1970 Blaine WA, SL WY9663, ON 526541

Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S 1979 Pg 760, 3. U S Coast Guard News Releases (January 24, 2012 January 25, 2012), 4. ADEC Situation Reports (January 25, February 1, February 14, 2012)

 

KING (1964)     The 35 foot steel gas screw fishing vessel King was destroyed by the earthquake and tidal wave of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 13 Net, Length 35.3, Breadth 12.1, Depth 5.2, Built 1947 at Portland OR, Former Name Wafico 21, ON 253371

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) Pg 899, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 333

 

KING JAMES (1980)     One person was presumed lost when the fishing vessel King James was found abandoned at the Seal Bar marker near Egg Island on the Copper River Delta.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KISKA (1978)     The 34 foot vessel Kiska was lost off of Sitkalidak Island December 14, 1978.

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

Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

KITSAP (1966)     The 526 ton 159 foot wooden ferry Kitsap foundered November 3, 1966 about ¾ of a mile northwest of Tonki Cape Light.  The Kitsap was built as a ferry for the Kitsap County Transportation Company and launched from the Lake Washington Shipyard in 1925.  She held about 100 cars and 800 passengers and travelled at 12 knots.  From 1925 till 1966 the ferry was operated in Washington and Oregon waters.  In 1966 she was purchased to be used as a cannery in Alaska but did not survive the trip north.  The Kitsap sank while under tow near Kodiak Island, ending a long and colorful career.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 526 Gross 358 Net, Length 158.9, Breadth 48.1, Depth 13.7, Built 1925 at Houghton WA, Horsepower 600, Registered Astoria OR, ON 224489

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 360, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169, 3. Evergreen Fleet.com/Kitsap1925 (2013)

 

KITTI WAKE (1988)     The 32 foot gillnet fishing vessel Kitti Wake was burned July 3, 1988 in Cook Inlet.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

KNIGHT ISLAND (1994)     The 152 foot steel salmon tender Knight Island took on water from the bow, capsized and sank August 1, 1994 approximately one mile off of Cape Ugat in 15 to 20 fathoms of water.  The three crewmembers on board were rescued by a Good Samaritan fishing vessel and the U S Coast Guard Cutter Sedge. It was suspected that the flooding may have been related to a collision that the Knight Island was involved in July 6, 1994.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 52 20 N 153 50 40 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 293 Gross 201 Net, Length 152.4, Breadth 23.3, Depth 11.3, Built 1944 Barber NJ, ON 296606, Call Sign WU9656, Former Name Sitkin

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Alaska), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. USCG MISLE Case # 64541, 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pg 1405

 

KODIAK (1895)     The 103 ton 93 foot wooden schooner Kodiak was lost on the beach at the SE point of Geese Island at 8:30 a.m. Sunday April 14, 1895.  The vessel departed Kodiak’s Saint Paul Harbor April 10th bound for Ajaktalik with 8 crewmen and one passenger.  The vessel was carrying 40 tons of cargo and 45 tons of ballast.  The cargo consisted of 10M. of lumber , general merchandise and furs worth $2,000.  The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed by the vessels master R Petersen of San Francisco:

“On Geese Island on SE point, Alaska.”  “Stranding…anchors could not hold…Heavy gale, snow, heavy sea from WNW, daylight.”  “Got under way when storm commenced.  Carried away sails.  Had to come to, anchors dragged and in order to save lives had to slip and run her ashore on Sand spit.”

Those aboard made it to safety but the Kodiak, worth $9,000 was a total loss.  Her cargo is reported as partially salvaged.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 44 N 153 53 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 102.89, Length 93, Breadth 25, Depth 8.2, Built 1881 San Francisco, Registered San Francisco, ON 14396, Owner Alaska Commercial Company of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $7,500, Cargo fully insured

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at San Francisco August 21, 1895 by Petersen

KODIAK (1937)     The 16 ton wooden gas screw Kodiak was completely destroyed by fire at 11:30 a.m. Thursday September 9, 1937 at Womans Bay near Kodiak.  The vessel had departed Kodiak with three crewmen aboard and was headed toward Chiniak Bay to pick up fish at various points along the way.  W J Erskine, owner of the Kodiak made the following statements on the casualty report:

“Moderate NE gale…Entrance to Womans Bay, Kodiak Is…Backfire in engine room ignited bilges and gasoline tanks…Caught fire entrance Woman’s Bay…towed to beach where she burned.”  “Attempted extinguish flames with fire extinguishers, got assistance, towed vessel to beach.”  “Ray Harmon, operating power skiff, took vessel in tow and beached her in Womans Bay.”  “Shortly after beaching vessel fire reached gasoline tanks in stern, containing about 700 gals. and exploded, causing complete destruction of vessel.”

All of the crewmen escaped to safety, but the Kodiak, worth $12,000 was a total loss.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 43 N 152 31 W   Chart 16580

Comment: This vessel is mistakenly reported as burned at Chignik in Merchant Vessels of 1938 Vessels Reported Lost Pg 512.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Built 1922, Registered Seward, ON 222366, Master W W Bourke of Kodiak, Owner W J Erskine of Kodiak, Vessel Insurance $8,000, Cargo none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Kodiak October 5, 1937

KODIAK KID (1982)     The 43 foot tug Kodiak Kid sank January 29, 1982 north of Woody Island near Kodiak.  The two persons aboard escaped to a life raft.  The EPIRB signal from the raft was picked up by a U S Coast Guard C-130 and the two were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter soon after.

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

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

 

KODIAK PRINCE (1986)     The 26 foot vessel Kodiak Prince rolled over and sank February 12, 1986 off of the south end of Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 39 N 154 06 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

KOHO (1983)     The 70 foot sailboat Koho took on water, capsized and sank April 3, 1983 two miles south of Kayak Island. The three crewmen from the Koho were being assisted by three Coast Guard men in a small boat from the cutter Sweetbrier and two crewmen from the fishing vessel Arrow when a large wave caused crab pots to shift aboard the sailboat. The Koho soon rolled over and sank. All eight men were rescued. Crewmen rescued from the Koho were T K Smith and Tony Cornfejo of Seattle and Onnis Cannon of Richfield, MI.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 N 144 23 W   Chart 16013

Comment: The halibut schooner Cohoe is reported lost April 1, 1983 approximately twenty miles northwest of Kayak Island.  Both reports originated in newspaper or magazine accounts.  WG

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Daily Sitka Sentinel (April 5, 1983) “Boat Sinks” Pg 6

 

KOSHUN MARU (1930)     The Japanese steamer Koshun Maru broke in two near Scotch Cap in Unimak Pass in 1930.  The vessel was traveling from Puget Sound to the Orient with a cargo of lumber.

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

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 404

KRISTEN (2001)     The 49 foot longline fishing vessel Kristen struck an unknown object, flooded and sank May 11, 2001 approximately 23 miles south of Cold Bay.  All four crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Mr Bill and transported to King Cove.

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

Additional Information: ON 610018

Source: U S C G District 17 Enforcement Report (May 11, 2001)

 

KROLIK (1993)     The 28 foot fishing vessel Krolik flooded and sank September 23, 1993 in Humpy Cove, Resurrection Bay.  The sole occupant of the vessel made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 58 N 149 18 W   Chart 16682

Additional Information: ON 558184

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

 

KUMBACK (1917)     The 37 ton 50 foot gas screw yacht Kumback foundered off of Anchorage December 19, 1917.  The two persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 13 05 N 149 53 30 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 37 Gross 25 Net, Length 50.3, Breadth 15, Depth 6.7, IHP 30, Built 1912 at Burton WA, Registered Seattle, ON 210033

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1921) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 455, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) Pg 259

 

KUPREANOFF (1961)     The 10 ton wooden gas screw Kupreanoff foundered February 5, 1961 at Port Williams.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 29 30 N 152 35 W   Chart 16605

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross, Built 1939, ON 232193

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

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