South Central Alaska Shipwrecks ( T )

T-1028 (1934)     The fishing vessel T-1028 departed Stikine bound for Wrangell with Albert Tausch as the sole occupant.  Wreckage of the vessel and the remains of Tausch were found June 2, 1940 on the beach between Sitkagi Bluffs and the Yana River near Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 43 N 140 42 W   Chart 16016

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

T M (1963)     The 6 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel T M foundered June 17, 1963 at Orca Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 36 N 146 36 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 6 Gross 5 Net, Length 28.7, Breadth 9.5, Depth 4.1, Built 1929 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 90, SL WP4352, Owner San Juan Fishing & Packing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 266704

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 656, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1006

 

T-MIKE (1999)     The 65 foot steel fishing vessel T-Mike was consumed by fire and sank October 30, 1999 approximately 10 miles northeast of McArthur Pass in Blying Sound.  The blaze was attributed to a leaking fuel line.  Both crewmembers abandoned ship to a life raft and were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 27 30 N 150 21 W   Chart 16680

Additional Information: ON 630207

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

 

TACOMA (1918) SC     The 1,738 ton 222 foot wooden ship Tacoma was crushed by ice and foundered in Bristol Bay May 19, 1918.  The vessel departed San Francisco April 10, 1918 bound for the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay.  There were 151 salmon cannery employees and 21 officers and crewmen aboard the Tacoma.  She was also carrying 1,373 tons of salmon cannery supplies valued at $50,324.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report submitted by William Sorensen, master of the Tacoma:

“Lat. 57’ 53” N Long. 158’ 04” W”  “Foundering”  “Crushed in ice pack”  “Wind moderate, thick fog, no sea”  “Total loss”

The Tacoma, valued at $165,000 was a total loss with no insurance.  All passengers and crew were removed to safety.  The cargo was also a complete loss, but was insured for $37,939.15.

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

Comment: Cape Greig is the nearest point of land to the coordinates given.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 1,738 Gross 1,671 Net, Length 222.2, Breadth 41, Depth 17.7, Built 1881 at Bath ME, SL JVKC, Registered San Francisco, ON 145257, Master William Sorensen of Alameda CA, Owner Alaska Packers Association of San Francisco

Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty September 18, 1918 at San Francisco, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1918) Pg 63

TAGUKAK (1985)     The 43 foot vessel Tagukak burned February 26, 1985 off of Spruce Cape.  The vessels operator was rescued by the Kodiak Harbormaster shuttle ferry crew.

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

Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

TAHITI (1963)     The 36 ton 46 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel Tahiti  foundered June 27, 1963 in Raspberry Strait near Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 02 N 153 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 36 Gross 28 Net, Length 46.5, Breadth 14.3, Depth 6.8, Built 1956 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 200, SL WH3061, Owner Clayton Harris, Registered Tacoma WA, ON 271609

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 637, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Subject to Removal” Pg 733

 

TAHOE (1940)     The 52 ton 61 foot wooden oil screw Tahoe foundered November 11, 1940 one half mile off of Humpback Light toward Long Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 42 30 N 152 15 W   Chart 16594

Additional Information: Tonnage 52 Gross 35 Net, Length 61.2, Breadth 15.4, Depth 7.5, Built 1938 at Seattle, Service freight, Horsepower 165, Crew 2, Owner Ewald R Brodahl, SL WNQH, Registered Seattle, ON 237574

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 286

 

TAKU (1942)     The 60 ton 72 foot wooden oil screw Taku stranded and was lost on the north end of Kayak Island October 6, 1942.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 56 N 144 23 W   Charts 16016, 16723

Additional Information: Tonnage 60 Gross 41 Net, Length 71.8, Breadth 17, Depth 5.7, Built 1898 at San Francisco CA, Service Misc., Horsepower 140, Crew 8, Owner Pioneer Sea Foods Company, Registered Juneau, ON 222379

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 778, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 311

 

TAMMY (1983)     The 52 foot fishing vessel Tammy caught fire and sank March 10, 1983 near Noisy Island on the west side of Kodiak Island.  Skipper Bruce Hinman and two crewmen, Jeff Moore and Mike Hubbard were picked up by the fishing vessel Moonbeam after 19 hours in a life raft.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 55 30 N 153 33 15 W   Chart 16580

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

 

TAZLINA (1964)     The 17 ton 41 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Tazlina was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Seward.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 15 Net, Length 41.5, Breadth 12.1, Depth 4.9, Built 1960 at Seward, Horsepower 165, SL WR7752, Owner Carl A Mills, Registered Juneau, ON 282176

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 660, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1006

 

TEACH (1994)     The 30 foot salmon troller Teach was consumed by fire and lost August 3, 1994 at False Pass.  Both crewmembers reached the shore safely in a skiff.

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

Additional Information: ON 592314

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

 

TEAL (1945)     The 20 ton 44 foot wooden oil screw Teal foundered July 19, 1945 350 yards below Graveyard Creek at the mouth of the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 51 30 N 157 00 45 W   Charts 16006, 16323

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 9 Net, Length 44.8, Breadth 13.2, Depth 5.2, Built 1927 at Oakland CA, Service tow, Horsepower 70, Owner Alaska Packers Association, Registered Juneau, ON 226347

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) Pg 478, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

TEAL (1989)     The 65 foot wooden fishing tender Teal split a seam and foundered May 15, 1989 off of buoy #3 near Spruce Cape north of Kodiak.  Five crewmembers and a dog were rescued.

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

Additional Information: ON 249336

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

 

TEDDY (1943)     The 89 ton 69 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel and power scow Teddy foundered near Kodiak January 24, 1943. Two of the seven men on board were lost. The Teddy was plowing through heavy weather when she lost her steering gear. Shortly after that her engine died and the vessel began to fill from the waves crashing on board. Soon her pilot house was washed overboard followed by the deck house and life boats. The Teddy’s cook Arthur Rae Armstrong of Kalispell MT and engineer William A. Shepard were lost overboard. Captain K.P. Haugon and five other crewmen were able to cling to the wreckage until it washed up on the rocky beach. Still awash in the heavy surf, the men had to wait out the ebb of the tide freezing beneath a piece of canvas. Two hours after their grounding a Navy and Army rescue crew found them.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 89 Gross 74 Net, Length 69.5, Breadth 24.4, Depth 5, Built 1937 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 130, Crew 4, Owner Nakat Packing Corporation, SL WOUF, Registered Ketchikan, ON 235977

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 295, 3. Kodiak Mirror (January 30, 1943)

 

TEEJIN (1969)     The diesel screw crab fishing vessel Teejin stranded and was lost December 5, 1969 at Cape Lazaref, Unimak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 37 N 163 35 10 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TEMPEST (1909)     H W McCurdy lists the propeller steamer Tempest lost at Perry Island in Prince William Sound in 1909.  Merchant Vessels of the U S lists the propeller steamer Tempest lost at Parry Island, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada June 28, 1909.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 60 43 N 147 55 W   Chart 16700

Comment: I have charted the former but am inclined to believe the latter.  WG

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 169, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1909) Pg 392

TEMPLAR (1941)     The 17 ton 39 foot wooden gas screw Templar stranded and was lost in Kuskokwim Bay in 1941.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 N 163 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 13 Net, Length 39.7, Breadth 10.7, Depth 4.1, Built 1917 at Boston MA, Service freight, Crew 2, Horsepower 20, Owner Christina Christiansen, Registered Seward, ON 225483

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 295

 

TERN (1964)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Tern was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Seward.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 28, Breadth 10.6, Depth 3.3, Built 1963 at Bainbridge Island WA, Horsepower 125, SL WN3145, Owner McAlister Equipment Leasing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 291639

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 683, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1006

 

TEXAS GOLD (1980)     The fishing vessel Texas Gold was destroyed by a fire in two hours November 4, 1980 while anchored off of Unimak Island.  All five crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Sea Wolf.

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

Comment: This vessel is listed in some records as lost at Umnak Island. WG

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. AWOIS Wrecks Map

 

THE FAITH (1981)     The converted 56 foot LCM6 landing craft/barge The Faith sprang a leak and sank September 30, 1981 near Whittier.  The leaking vessel had been towed to Shotgun Cove by the fishing vessel Tommell who also rescued the three divers on board.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 48 05 N 148 32 30 W   Chart 16706

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

THE NOVA (1964)     The 10 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel The Nova was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Seward.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 8 Net, Length 29, Breadth 10.4, Depth 4.7, Built 1958 at Seattle WA, Former Name Nyack, Horsepower 140, Owner David W Carr, Registered Seattle, ON 277026

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 666, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1006

 

THELMA NO 1 (1923)     Five crewmen were swept off of the Canadian halibut boat Thelma No 1 November of 1923 near Cape Fairweather.  Three made it back aboard the vessel but two drowned.  The Thelma No 1 was towed to Yakutat by the schooner Lituya.

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

Source: Juneau Empire (November 19-20, 1923) Pg 6

 

THEO E (1960)     The 72 ton 68 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Theo E foundered September 7, 1960 at Yakutat.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 72 Gross 49 Net, Length 68.2, Breadth 18.2, Depth 8.6, Built 1929 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 135, SL WB3694, Owner P N Holm, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 228298

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 570, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 863

 

THERESE (1897)     The 74 ton 78 foot wooden schooner Therese was lost in Cold Bay (Puale Bay) at 1:00 p.m. Saturday April 17, 1897.  The vessel departed San Francisco March 20, 1897 and Kodiak April 12, 1897 expecting to return to Kodiak.  There were 7 passengers and 6 crewmen aboard.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by J P Ryan, master of the Therese:

“Cold Bay, mainland, Lat 57 43 N, Long 155 28 W, Shelikof Strait”  “Strong SE gale, heavy sea”  “Stranded”  “Sails blew away”  “Vessel dragging ashore, slipped cables and put to sea.  Sails all lost”  “Total loss”

The passengers and crew all made it to safety, but the Therese was a total loss.  She had aboard about 10 tons of general merchandise.  The vessel was valued at $3,000.  The value of the cargo and amount of insurance was not known.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 41 N 155 29 W   Chart 16575

Comment: Puale Bay often referred to as Cold Bay because of the strong cold winds blowing through a deep ravine from Becharof Lake.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 74.45 Gross 70.76 Net, Length 77.8, Breadth 25.2, Depth 7.5, Built 1869 at California City CA, Registered San Francisco, ON 24789, Master J P Ryan of San Francisco, Owner J C ued of Oakland CA

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report May 4, 1897 at Kodiak, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1896) Pg 187, 3. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names (1971) ”Puale Bay” Pg 781, 4. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 24

THOMAS W (1996)     The 35 foot vessel Thomas W sank September 2, 1996 in Gibson Cove.  There was no one on board at the time of the loss.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 45 N 152 26 40 W   Chart 16595

Additional Information: ON 254745

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

 

THREE SAINTS (1796)     The Russian vessel Three Saints (Trisviatitalia) was lost at Kamishak in 1796.  An unsuccessful attempt was made to repair the vessel.  She was burned in 1798 to retrieve the iron hardware.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 07 30 N 154 15 W   Chart 16640

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

TIDERIP (1953)     The 15 ton 39 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Tiderip foundered October 13, 1953 near Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Length 39.6, Breadth 12.7, Depth 4, Built 1943 at Seattle WA, Former Name J-487 (U S A), Horsepower 65, Owner Island Seafood Company, Registered Juneau, ON 253467

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 561, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 826

 

TIDINGS (1989)     The 51 foot fishing vessel Tidings sank January 26, 1989 off of Cape Chiniak.  There was no loss of life.  The skipper of the vessel narrowly escaped death when he became trapped inside, ears popping, as the Tidings headed for the bottom.  The only thing he was able to remember before the vessel imploded was hearing the Lynard Skynard song “Gimme Three Steps, Gimme Three Steps Mister, Gimme Three Steps toward the door” playing over and over in his head.  He was able to claw his way to the surface, rejoin the rest of the crew and be rescued.

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

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. Personal Interview. WG

 

TIGER LIL (1976)     The 38 foot sailboat Tiger Lil disappeared on a trip from Seward to Seattle September 22, 1976.  Three persons were lost in the disaster including owner Donald Lowcock (65), his wife Catherine (61) of Anchorage and Bert Stroud (68) of Seattle.  Wreckage of the vessel was found on Montague Island and the body of Stroud washed ashore on Kayak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16013

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Seattle Daily Times (September 30, 1976) “Body found, searchers seek two more” Pg D 2

 

TILLAMOOK (1900)     The 265 ton 126 foot wooden steam screw schooner Tillamook stranded and was lost near Kodiak at 5:00 p.m. Thursday November 29, 1900.  The vessel departed Unalaska November 5, 1900 bound for Seattle, Washington and way ports with 9 passengers and 19 officers and crewmen aboard.  She had no cargo.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

“North end of Wood Island Reef, Alaska”  “Stranding”  “Miscalculation of location of reef”  “Moderate NW wind, sea smooth, starlight”  “Two pilots, Captain and Second Officer were on watch at the time of striking reef”

The Tillamook had a value of $30,000 and was a total loss.  All passengers and crewmen made it to safety.  H W McCurdy reports this vessel was on a mail run.

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

Comment: The hulk of the Tillamook was purchased by a Kodiak salvage group who subsequently stripped and salvaged the vessel.

Additional Information: Tonnage 265 Gross 215 Net, Length 126.8, Breadth 33.8, Depth 9.9, Built 1887 at San Francisco, Registered San Francisco, ON 145448, SL KDRH, Master H M Hughes of San Francisco, Owner Swayne and Hoyt of Alameda CA, Insurance unknown

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report December 7, 1900 at Kodiak, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1900) Pg 303, 3. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 63, 4. Juneau Daily Alaska Dispatch (March 9, 1901) “Tillamook Sold” Front Page

 

TINA (1969)     The 46 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel Tina foundered off of Ugak Island October 16, 1969.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 23 N 152 17 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 32 Gross 21 Net, Length 46.3, Breadth 14.4, Depth 6.4, Built 1949 Cathlamet WA, 165 HP, SL WC5232, ON 257620

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1261, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 699

 

TINA RAE (1982)     The 30 foot vessel Tina Rae sank August 16, 1982 off of Spruce Cape near Kodiak.

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

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

TINEA (1920)     The gas screw Tinea was lost in Cook Inlet in July of 1920.

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

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 313

TINY (1964)     The vessel Tiny owned by Harold Heglin was lost at Kodiak during the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

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

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

TINY (1989)     The 65 foot steel fishing vessel Tiny flooded in heavy weather, rolled over and sank October 17, 1989 in Bristol Bay south of Cape Newenham.  There was no loss of life.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 39 N 162 10 30 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: ON 659553

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TIPPY (1955)     The 17 ton 37 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Tippy was consumed by fire June 22, 1955 at Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 15 Net, Length 37.2, Breadth 12.6, Depth 4.7, Built 1945 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 110, Owner Thomas R Clampffer, Registered Juneau, ON 247917

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 526, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 758

 

TOBY T (1948)     The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Toby T burned October 25, 1948 three miles from Cordova in Orca Inlet.

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

Comment: Some records have this vessel as the Tobey-T.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 8 Net, Length 29.9, Breadth 9.5, Depth 3.6, Built year unknown at Seattle WA, Horsepower 110, Owner F P Triber, Registered Juneau, ON 253588

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) Pg 520, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1949) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 912

 

TOM AND AL (1980)     The 84 foot wooden oil screw Tom and Al foundered February 2, 1980 approximately 14 miles off of the Barren Islands and 8 miles off of Shuyak Island.  She was hauling shrimp from Kodiak to Homer with two crewmen aboard.  There was no loss of life.  The Tom and Al was 80 years old and had survived a long and colorful career in the fisheries of the north Pacific.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 96 Gross 79 Net, Length 84, Breadth 17.8, Depth 8.6, Built 1900 at Ballard WA, Former Name Ragnhild, Horsepower 265, SL WB3861, ON 111286

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 700

 

TONI JEAN (1972)     The 14 ton 32 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Toni Jean foundered May 18, 1972 approximately 12 miles east of Cape Saint Elias.  Of the two crewmembers, owner Bill Smith (50) of Seattle was lost.  Jeff Miller, also of Seattle was able to swim to shore near the Saint Elias light station.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 54 N 144 36 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 9 Net, Length 32.5, Breadth 10.5, Depth 4.7, Built 1958 at Ferndale WA, ON 276424

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 702, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1978) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2120, 3. Seattle Times (May 19, 1972) “One Missing as Vessel Hits Rocks” Pg A-19, 4. Anchorage Daily News (May 22, 1972) “Storm just too much for the Toni Jean” Pg 2

 

TONQUIN (1991)     The 86 foot long line fishing vessel Tonquin capsized and was lost October 13, 1991 off of Twoheaded Island near Kodiak.  Lost was skipper Larry Tousignant of Kodiak.  Four other crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 54 N 153 35 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 258868

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

 

TOOTS (1964)     The vessel Toots owned by Willy Hall was reported lost at Kodiak during the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

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

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

TORRENT (1868)     The 576 ton wooden bark Torrent struck a reef and foundered in a storm July 15, 1868.   The Torrent was one of two American military sailing ships used to carry men and supplies to the newly acquired Alaska Territory to protect American interests.  She stranded and was lost in English Bay (Port Graham), Cook Inlet.  There was no loss of life.  This wreck site has been located and preliminary exploration begun in 2007.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 21 15 N 151 56 W   Charts 16640, 16646

Comment: This is a historically significant wreck site and is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places.  State and Federal Archeological studies are forthcoming.  WG

Sources: 1. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1895) Pg 170, 2. Wikipedia (2012) “Torrent

TOSHA (1964)     The 13 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Tosha burned during September of 1964 on the Copper River Flats near Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 25 N 145 00 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 11 Net, Length 35.5, Breadth 12, Depth 4.9, Built 1961 at Cordova, Horsepower 100, Owner Copper River Co-Op, Registered Juneau, ON 285784

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 704, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1176

 

TOTEM (1921)     The 12 ton 46 foot gas screw passenger vessel Totem went missing from Katalla December 24, 1921.  There were three persons aboard.  An eye witness, Hardy Trefsgar, said he saw the vessel sink off of Yakutat January 7, 1922.  The Totem and the three men aboard were never found.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Chart 60 12 N 144 31 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 46, Breadth 11.5, Depth 3.6, Built 1907 at Seattle WA, Registered Cordova, ON 204313, Owner King Salmon Fisheries Company

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1925) “Vessels Lost” Pg 838, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1921) Pg 340, 3. Captain Lloyd H “Kinky” Bayers Collection (1898-1967) “Cordova” Pg 48

TRACY (1996)     The vessel Tracy ran up on the rocks and was lost October 4, 1996 in Gibson Cove near Kodiak.  The owner of the vessel salvaged what he could and burned the rest.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 45 N 152 26 40 W   Chart 16595

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

TRADEWIND (1982)     The 76 foot wooden fishing vessel Tradewind capsized and was lost in a storm 50 miles offshore from Kodiak January 30, 1982. The vessel had departed Kodiak bound for Seattle with three persons aboard including captain James Yardley, engineer David Weise and Robin “Rocket” Haas. Seas were reported to 50 feet. The Tradewind was traveling with the fishing vessel Western Dawn and all three crewmen from the Tradewind were rescued by the Western Dawn.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 20 N 153 22 W   Chart 16580

Comment: The Western Dawn was also involved in rescuing the crew of the Salu when it sank in 1977 and was traveling with the Commander when it disappeared in 1980. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 103 Gross 70 Net, Length 70.5, Breadth 20, Depth 10.4, Built 1942 Tacoma WA, 335 HP, ON 241665, Call Sign WB 3905

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pg 1553, 2. Unofficial crew member communications alaskashipwreck.com (December 23, 2018) “Alaska Shipwrecks (T)”

 

TRADEWIND (2002)     The 51 foot cod fishing vessel Tradewind foundered just after midnight February 18, 2002 approximately 35 miles south of King Cove.  All three crewmembers abandoned ship to a life raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Temptation and transported to Sand Point.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 03 N 162 19 W   Chart 16520

Comment: The fishing vessel Contentment sank nearby hours later.  WG

Additional Information: ON 510290

Source: U S C G News Release (February 18, 2002) “Five fishermen rescued after two vessels sink”

TRADITION (2000)     The 42 foot fiberglass salmon fishing vessel Tradition was consumed by an engine room fire and lost August 5, 2000 at King Cove.  All four crewmembers escaped to a skiff and made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 03 20 N 162 19 W   Chart 16540

Additional Information: ON 610666

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

 

TRANSFORMER (1990)     The 32 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Transformer was destroyed by fire December 31, 1990 in Prince William Sound near Port Bainbridge.  The only person aboard was rescued by the fishing vessel Serenity.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 57 N 148 21 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 928662, Built 1988

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TRIDENT (1997)     The 26 foot salmon seiner Trident flooded and sank May 16, 1997 off of Hinchinbrook Island.  The only person aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 23 N 146 28 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 615378

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

 

TRINA (1997)     The 42 foot longline cod fishing vessel Trina flooded, rolled over and sank September 27, 1997 near Perl Island.  The only person aboard escaped to a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Deva.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 07 N 151 40 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: ON 627246

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

 

TRINITY (1970)     The oil screw Trinity was consumed by fire July 11, 1970 off of Port Williams.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 29 30 N 152 35 W   Chart 16604

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TRIO (1927)     Fire destroyed the 28 ton 46 foot wooden fishing vessel Trio in Kachemak Bay at 10:30 p.m. December 21, 1927.  The vessel was at anchor with two persons aboard when the disaster occurred.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

“Lagoon near Halibut Cove, Kachemak, Alaska”  “Fire, origin unknown”  “Clear and calm”  “Used hand fire extinguisher, but explosion scattered fire so that it was impossible to remain on board.”  “Cannery crew ashore did everything possible to extinguish flames but unavailing, so vessel was towed ashore and beached”  “Vessels documents lost in fire”  “TOTAL LOSS”

The Trio had a value of $5,000 and was a total loss. There was no cargo aboard.  The vessel was insured for $5,000.  There was no loss of life.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 35 15 N 151 11 W   Chart 16647

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 19 Net, Length 46.4, Breadth 14.2, Depth 5.9, Built 1914 at Tacoma WA, HP 40, Registered Seward, ON 211996, Master L Bainter of Halibut Cove, Owner Enterprise Packing Company of LaTouche AK

Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty January 9, 1928 by H B Bystad President and General Manager Enterprise Packing, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1927) Pgs 508-9

TROUBLE (2000)     The 50 foot fiberglass longline halibut fishing vessel Trouble flooded from the stern, capsized and sank March 31, 2000 seven miles off of Black Point at the south end of Sitkalidak Island.  All three crewmembers abandoned ship to a Liferaft and were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

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

Additional Information: ON 961384

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

 

TRYGVE (1953)     The 15 ton 38 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Trygve stranded and was lost November 2, 1953 on the beach of the Homer Spit on the Kenai Peninsula.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 37 N 151 27 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 12 Net, Length 38.5, Breadth 10.8, Depth 4.5, Built 1909 at Dockton WA, Horsepower 95, SL WB6864, Owner Dick Haltiner, Registered Wrangell, ON 206174

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 573, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 741

 

TULA (1974)     The oil screw Tula stranded and was lost August 1, 1974 at Unga Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 15 N 160 40 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TUNDRA (1962)     The 13 ton 37 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Tundra was consumed by fire March 11, 1961 at Seward.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 9 Net, Length 36.9, Breadth 11, Depth 5.1, Built 1924 at Tacoma WA, Former Name Ina J, Horsepower 90, Owner Eldon W Jacobsen, Registered Juneau, ON 223592

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 637, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 932

 

TURKSIB (1942)     The Russian freight steamship Turksib piled up on the shoals off of Seal Cape and wrecked at Scotch Cap November 21, 1942.  The vessel was traveling from Portland to Vladivostok with a cargo of food, military supplies and motor vehicles.  All 31 men and four women on board were rescued.  The Turksib eventually broke in two and became a total loss.  The salvage steamer Rescuer was also lost a month later in an attempt to salvage the Turksib.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 24 15 N 164 47 30 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

TURMOIL (2008)     The 47 foot fishing vessel Turmoil was consumed by fire March 8, 2008 in Volcano Bay.  The vessel was traveling from King Cove to Belkofski Bay with three persons aboard when an EPIRB signal from the vessel was received by the U S Coast Guard.  An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and the Turmoil was soon spotted by a Pen-Air flight.  The vessel was on fire in Volcano Bay and her three crewmen could be seen waving their arms on the beach.  They were quickly rescued by another vessel in the area. The fire was thought to have come from an oven that had been left on.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 13 N 162 W   Chart 16011

Comment: The MISLE locates this wreck in King Cove Lagoon. WG

Additional Information: Length 44.2, ON 628416

Sources: 1. USCG Enforcement Report (March 8, 2008), 2. USCG MISLE Case # 395027

 

TUVA (1956)     The 55 ton 50 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel Tuva foundered October 10, 1956 approximately 30 miles from Cape Saint Elias.  Seas were heavy and winds at 40 to 60 miles an hour.  The vessel was transporting a cargo of 30 tons of explosives from Seattle to Kodiak for a construction project.  Lost with the Tuva were captain Julian Morrison, John Hoxie of Denver CO, Luther Yakoff of White Mountain and Sheldon Barnes of Seattle WA.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 55 Gross 37 Net, Length 49.9, Breadth 18, Depth 6.2, Built 1953 at Blaine WA, Horsepower 275, Owner Carl Berg, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 266347

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 533, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Subject to Removal” Pg 598, 3. Oregonian (October 14, 1956) “Calm Goodbye Voiced as Vessel Disappears” Pg 18

 

TWINS (1930)     The 11 ton 36 foot gas screw Twins was lost at 6 p.m. May 11, 1930 near Montague Island.  The vessel departed Cordova May 11 bound for Cape Hinchinbrook with three persons aboard.  William Johnson was lost in the disaster.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report file by James Dinneen, master and owner of the Twins:

“Montague Island, 10 miles below Wooded island”  “Got capsized in going ashore and could not return to look after vessel”  “When going ashore from the Twins with my son and William Johnson, our skiff was capsized and we were all thrown into the water.  We succeeded in getting Johnson on to the upturned skiff but he evidently died of heart failure while we were making shore.”  “Drifted ashore from anchorage”  “Vessel was anchored but only with light anchors; intended to return to vessel but could not get back to it”

The Twins had a value of $2,000 and was a total loss.  There was no insurance and no cargo aboard.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 52 N 147 23 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 9 Net, Length 35.9, Breadth 9.5, Depth 4.3, HP 40, Built 1922 at Cordova, Registered Juneau, ON 227988, Master and owner James Dinneen of Cordova

Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty June 14, 1930 at Cordova, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1929) Pgs 538-9

TWO BROTHERS (1963)     The 24 ton 50 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Two Brothers foundered July 18, 1962 west of Karluk Reef in Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 27 N 151 24 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 24 Gross 16 Net, Length 49.9, Breadth 13, Depth 4.9, Built 1920 at Brooklyn NY, Former Name No. 14732 (U S N), Horsepower 165, SL WP 4015, Owner Cecil O Seerberry, Registered San Francisco, ON 225170

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 638, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Subject to Removal” Pg 733

 

TWO FATS (1935)     The 8 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw Two Fats stranded in Seward Harbor and was lost at 3:30 a.m. September 28, 1935.  The vessel had been tied up but the heavy wind and seas pulled the bite out of her deck and the Two Fats washed onto the beach.  Wind was force 9 with heavy surf at the time of the disaster.  The Two Fats had a value of $1,200 and was a total loss.  There was no cargo aboard.  There was no insurance on the vessel.  No lives were lost.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 32.2, Breadth 7.1, Depth 4.0, Built 1918 at Seattle WA, Registered Seward, ON 217544, Master and part owner L E Williams MD, Owners L E Williams MD and Dr A D Haverstock of Seward

Sources: 1. U S C G Report of Casualty October 15, 1935 at Seward, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1934) Pgs 178-9

TWO JOHNS (1965)     The 8 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Two Johns was consumed by fire August 25, 1965 at Naknek.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 28.7, Breadth 10.3, Depth 4, Built 1960 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 165, SL WM8330, Owner Jean Mercurio, Registered Juneau, ON 281274

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 711, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1176

 

TYCONDA (1915)     The 186 ton 104 foot stern paddle wheel passenger steamer Tyconda burned at Anchorage October 8, 1915.  The ten persons aboard made it to safety but the Tyconda was a total loss.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 186 Gross 117 Net, Length 104.3, Breadth 21.9, Depth 4.3, Built 1901 at Tacoma WA, IHP 130, Registered Wrangell, ON 145889

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1915) Pg 184, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) “Vessels Lost” Pg 420

TYEE (1991)     The 35 foot gillnet fishing vessel Tyee capsized and was lost July 16, 1991 off of Port Heiden in Bristol Bay.  The vessel had taken a large wave over the stern while crossing the bar in a gale.  There were two crewmembers aboard when the disaster occurred.  One was rescued by the fishing vessel Isle Royale and the other by the fishing vessel Shadowfax.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 55 N 158 41 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: ON 645780

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

 

TYLENE (1985)     The fish tender Tylene sank July 24, 1985 in Trading Bay.  A plank had broken loose and the vessel’s pump failed.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 55 N 151 35 W   Chart 16660

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

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