South West Alaska Shipwrecks ( D )

D L CO NO XXXIII (1943)     The 562 ton 128 foot wooden barge D L Co No XXXIII foundered January 23, 1943 off Four Mountains Island near Inanudak Bay on Umnak Island.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 18 N 168 25 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 562 Gross and Net, Length 128, Breadth 41, Depth 11.1, Built 1918 at Hadlock WA, Owner Drummond Lighterage Company, Registered Seattle WA, ON 167339

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) Pg 123, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

DAE RIM (1981)     The 291 foot Korean cargo ship Dae Rim caught fire and washed ashore February 28, 1981 at Cape Wrangell 90 miles west of Attu in the Aleutian Islands.  24 crewmembers were lost and only two survived.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 55 30 N 172 28 E   Chart 16012

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

DAITO MARU NO 55 (1981)     The 105 foot Japanese trawler Daito Maru No 55 was lost with all hands March 13, 1981 approximately 380 miles northwest of Adak.  26 crewmembers perished in the disaster.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 45 N 176 45 W   Chart 16012

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

DAN PRINCE (1980)     The 46 million dollar oil drilling platform Dan Prince sank in 16,000 feet of water while under tow October 22, 1980 approximately 300 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor.  All 18 crewmembers on board were rescued.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

DARK STAR (2002)     The 43 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Dark Star struck a submerged object and was abandoned June 13, 2002 about eight miles west of Spray Cape northwest of Unalaska.  All three crewmembers were rescued with the help of the U S Coast Guard and the fishing vessel Republic.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 36 50 N 167 09 20 W   Chart 16500

Additional Information: ON627000

Source: U S C G News Release (June 13, 2002) “Coast Guard continuing to assist fishing vessel crew”

 

DAUNTLESS (1980)     The 58 foot limit seiner Dauntless stranded and was lost December 1, 1980 at Ulakta Head on Amaknak Island just north of Dutch Harbor. The vessel was newly built and on her maiden voyage. No loss of life was reported.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 55 35 N 166 30 45 W   Chart 16520

Comment: Pictures of this wreck evidence that most of it was salvaged or cut up for scrap from the rocky beach where it stranded. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 73 Gross 50 Net, Length 48.9, 365 HP, ON 615655, Owner Jerrold O. Erickson, ADF&G #40539

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Alaska CFEC Public Look-Up (2016)

 

DEBRA D (1997)     The 102 foot fishing vessel Debra D caught fire while moored at Magone Marine in Dutch Harbor January 1, 1997. There was no one aboard the vessel. The bridge and accommodation spaces were completely destroyed and the vessel was declared a total constructive loss. The source or cause of the fire was not determined but appeared to be electrical in nature. The Debra D was completely rebuilt and put back into service as a fishing vessel in Alaska.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 53 27 N 166 32 05 W   Chart 16520

Additional Information: Tonnage 182 Gross 138 Net, Length 101.6, Breadth 24.1, Depth 10.5, Built 1981, ON 643920, Call Sign WDD6379

Source: USCG MISLE Case # 824653

 

DEEP SEA PRODUCER (1988)     The 164 foot trawler (converted tug) Deep Sea Producer flooded and sank November 29, 1988 approximately 30 miles west of Unimak Island.  All eight crewmembers were rescued from a life raft by the fishing vessel Royal Sea.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

DELLWOOD (1943)     The 3,923 ton 320 foot steam ship Dellwood struck a submerged pinnacle and sank July 19, 1943, 190 degrees true from Alexai Point, Attu Island.  The vessel was laying fire control cable between Attu and Shemya when the disaster occurred.  No lives were lost.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 48 45 N 173 18 30 E   Chart 16012, 16432

Comment: Wreck marked on charts.  Tonnage on wreck list 4,195.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 3,923 Gross, 2,489 Net, Length 320.7, Breadth 46, Depth 24.4, Built 1920 at Oakland CA, Service passenger, Crew 31, Horsepower 1,800, SL KUBZ, Owner Alaska Steamship Company, Registered New York, ON 219690

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 754, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 21, 3. Alaska Steam (1984) Pg 93

DEVIL SEA (1978)     The 44 foot vessel Devil Sea stranded and was lost November 3, 1978 on Igitkin Island near Grand Sitkin Islands in the Aleutians.  All four crewmen all made shore in survival suits and were rescued by the U S Coast Guard cutter Ironwood.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 59 N 175 54 W   Chart 16012

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. Oregonian (November 5, 1978) “Four NW men saved in sinking” Pg 1

 

DIMITRII (1803)     The Russian transport vessel Dimitrii was wrecked near Umnak October of 1803.  She was on at trip from Okhotsk to Kodiak at the time of the loss.  The crew and cargo were saved but the Dimitrii became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 16 N 168 13 W   Chart 16500

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

DONBASS (1946)     The 10,488 ton Russian tanker (lend/lease ship) Donbass broke in two in a storm February 17, 1946 approximately 40 miles south of Adak.  The front half of the ship was located by three Russian rescue ships who removed 15 survivors and much of the ship’s stores.  The aft section of the ship was located and assisted by the American tanker Puente Hills who removed 23 Russian crewmen and women before towing the stern of the Donbass to Port Angeles with another 20 Russian sailors still aboard.  Both sections were eventually scrapped.

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

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Oregonian (February 26, 1946) “Crew Rescued From Pacific” Pg 1, 3. Seattle Daily Times (March 22, 1946) “What’ll We Do With Donbass” Pg 7

 

DOROTHY (1943)     The 42 ton 50 foot wooden scow Dorothy foundered January 10, 1943 at Fort Glenn.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska 53 24 N 167 53 W   Chart 16513

Comment: Fort Glenn military reservation on NE end of Umnak Island does not show on many charts.  The 60 foot wooden scow C I P No 1 founders at about the same location a month later.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 42 Gross and Net, Length 50, Breadth 18, Depth 4.5, Built 1939 at Seattle, Owner Jack Anderson, Registered Cordova, ON 174352

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 774, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 353

DULCINEA (1956)     The 622 ton 166 foot steel oil screw tanker Dulcinea stranded and was lost October 9, 1956 on Buldir Island in the Aleutian Islands.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 21 N 175 56 E   Chart 16012

Additional Information: Tonnage 622 Gross 410 Net, Length 166.5, Breadth 32, Depth 15, Built 1944 at Portland OR, Former Name  YO-124 (U S N), Horsepower 560, SL WD8402, Owner Pacific Navigation Inc., Registered Seattle, ON 262672

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 145, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

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