South West Alaska Shipwrecks ( S )

S C 25 (1942)     The 300 ton 167 foot Japanese sub-chaser S C 25 was sunk by the U S submarine Grunion (SS-216) July 15, 1942 west of Sredni Point at the  Kiska Harbor entrance.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 02 48 N 177 38 35 E   Chart 16012

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

S C 27 (1942)     The 300 ton 167 foot Japanese sub-chaser S C 27 was sunk by the U S submarine Grunion (SS-216) July 15, 1942 west of Sredni Point at the  Kiska Harbor entrance.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 02 48 N 177 38 35 E   Chart 16012

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

SAINT MATTHEW (1994)     The 171 foot crab fishing vessel Saint Matthew capsized and was lost February 22, 1994 approximately 120 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea.  Seven crewmembers abandoned ship in survival suits to a liferaft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Gulf Wind.  An eighth crewman, Tom Gardiner (33) was also rescued by the Gulf Wind but was overcome by hypothermia and did not survive.  “Mr. Gardiner did not have his survival suit hood on his head when he entered the water.” The Saint Matthew was last seen partially submerged and adrift 110 miles west of Saint Paul Island.  The cause of the starboard list that led to the capsizing of the Saint Matthew was never determined but the strong winds and heavy seas were thought to have contributed to the loss.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   60 24 N 172 42 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 297 Gross 170 Net, Length 171, Breadth 32, Depth 15, Built 1945 Camden NJ, ON 293366, Call Sign WO5402, Former Names Polar Shell, Chief, YOG 86 USN

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Alaska), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. USCG MISLE Case # 951389, 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pgs 1193 & 1966

 

SAM SU NO 7 (1967)     The South Korean fishing vessel Sam Su No 7 was lost with 15 crewmembers September 15, 1967 approximately 200 miles south of the Aleutian Islands 200 miles southwest of Adak.  Another catcher boat, the Sam Su No 8 was also lost with all hands.  The Sam Su No 301 reported the missing vessels to the U S Coast Guard but a search did not turn up any sign of the two vessels or the crews.  Heavy weather hampered search efforts.  A U S Navy aircraft spotted an empty life raft.

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

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Seattle Daily Times (September 18, 1967) “Thirty South Korean fishermen feared dead” Pg 21

 

SAM SU NO 8 (1967)     The South Korean fishing vessel Sam Su No 8 was lost with 15 crewmembers September 15, 1967 approximately 200 miles south of the Aleutian Islands 200 miles southwest of Adak.  Another catcher boat, the Sam Su No 7 was also lost with all hands.  The Sam Su No 301 reported the missing vessels to the U S Coast Guard but a search did not turn up any sign of the two vessels or the crews.  Heavy weather hampered search efforts.  A U S Navy aircraft spotted an empty life raft.

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

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Seattle Daily Times (September 18, 1967) “Thirty South Korean fishermen feared dead” Pg 21

 

SAN JOSE (1896)     The 55 ton Canadian sealing schooner San Jose stranded and was lost near Unimak Pass September 22, 1896.  The following is a quote from the San Francisco Call of October 17, 1896:

“October 16-A Port Townsend Special states that the sealing schooner San Jose, formerly of San Francisco but later flying the British Flag, was wrecked during a heavy gale on September 22 on the rocky beach off Akum Cove, Alaska.  The crew and 600 skins were saved, being taken off the next day by the steamer Dora.  In order to prevent her hulk from becoming a dangerous derelict Captain Colmaster set fire to the vessel before leaving it”

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 15 N 165 30 W   Chart 16011

Comment: Probably Akun Cove which is now called Akun Bay.  WG

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 7, 2. The San Francisco Call (October 17, 1896) “Wrecked off Akum Cove” Pg 3

SAN PATRICK (1964)     The 521 foot Liberian cargo steamer (converted tanker) San Patrick ran up on the rocks and was lost December 17, 1964 on Ulak Island 120 miles west of Adak.  The vessel broke up in heavy seas and all 32 crewmembers were lost.  Only one body was recovered.  The entire crew was from northwestern Spain. Lost were captain Julián Diaz Marcuartu, Alfredo Burgos Gastón, radio operator Antonio Herrero Monsalve, Antonio Julio Vilariño, Carlos Vazquez Lopez, Cesareo Martija Uriarte, Federico Escobedo Ricos, Fidel Escandon Araujo, Francisco Erauzquin Elexpe, Francisco Martín Rodríguez, Graciano Gutiérrez Celis, Jaime Barturen Gaubeca, engineer Jesús Maria de la Torre Ruiz de Asúa, Jesús Villalabeitia Líbano,  Jose Angel Tejada Larrea, Jose Antonio Manterola Recagorri, José Manuel Álvarez Iriondo, Jose Manuel Arzá Bastineza, Juan Bello Seco, Juan Manuel Gordó de Llanos, Juan Rodríguez Caamaño, Julián Alberdi Gardiazabal, Manuel Lado Beiro, Manuel Lago Oliveira, Manuel Pais Garcia, 1st Mate Pedro Beascoechea Gorordo, Pedro Maria Ozamiz Frade, Ramón Romero Cubina, 2nd Mate Ricardo Alzaga Varela, Santiago Tellechea Asteinza, Víctor Manuel Sestayo Santiago and Vlaho Gjurasic.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 02 40 N 175 54 W   Chart 16012

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. State Times Advocate (Baton Rouge LA) (January 29, 1965) “Unknown sailor buried in Alaska” Pg 9 C, 4. Seattle Daily Times (December 21, 1964) “Freighter aground in Aleutians” Pg 27, 5. Michael Burwell research notes

 

SC-1067 (1943)     The 110 foot Navy sub chaser SC-1067 foundered in a storm November 19, 1943 off of Attu Island.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

SCOTIA (1943)     The 2,649 ton steam freighter Scotia (Built 1919) stranded and sank December 23, 1943 off of Alcan Cove on Shemya Island.  There were 100’s of cases of beer onboard.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 43 45 N 174 04 30 E   Chart 16420

Comment: This vessel may have been salvaged by the Navy tug Ute early the following year.

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

SEA FOAM (1981)     The fishing vessel Sea Foam stranded and was lost September 27, 1981 in Summers Bay on Unalaska Island.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 54 45 N 166 27 30 W   Chart 16520

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

SEA HAWK (1982)     The 102 foot crab fishing vessel Sea Hawk foundered February 8, 1982 approximately 50 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 53 27 N 166 32 05 W   Chart 16011

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

 

SEA HAWK (1983)     The 66 foot crab fishing vessel Sea Hawk capsized and sank March 12, 1983 in Inanudak Bay, on Umnak Island.  The vessel’s automatic steering locked putting her in a tight turn which caused her to roll over.  The cook for the Sea Hawk, Justina McGlashan Stepetin (27) of Akutan and Port Lions was lost.  Captain Bill Maxwell (32) and crewmen Corey Eisenbarth, Allen Dille, Bruce Blyth and Greg Sage were rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell.

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

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. The Oregonian (March 15, 1983) “Bering Sea Claims 16 in winter storms” Pg B6

 

SEA LION (1892)     The 50 ton Canadian schooner Sea Lion lost six of her sealing boats, all of her water casks and her galley was stove in, when caught in a fearful storm off of Attu September 15, 1892.  She was returning from a sealing voyage off the coast of Russia.  She was able to put in at Sand Point for repairs September 25, 1892 but left abruptly when threatened with seizure for violation of sealing laws.  She delivered her cargo to Victoria, British Columbia soon after.  The Sea Lion was renamed the Diana the following year.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 56 25 N 173 15 E   Chart 16012

Additional Information: Built 1889, ON 94811, Crew 19

Source: 1. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1895)  Pgs 440-1, 2. U S Dept. of State Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States (1896) Pg 645

SEA RANGER (1965)     68 foot Vancouver, B.C. halibut fishing vessel Sea Ranger disappeared with a crew of eight in the Bering Sea. A life raft and debris were spotted 45 miles north of Unalaska Island on April 8, 1965 following a storm that passed through the area on the third day of a one week halibut opening from April 4 to April 11, 1965.  The Sea Ranger departed Vancouver March 16 to fish the Bering Sea halibut opening with owner J. McClure (59), skipper Mat Sherman (55) and six other Canadian crewmembers aboard.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 35 N 166 50 W   Chart 16012

Sources: 1. Long Beach Independent (April 10, 1965) “Vessel Missing” Pg 1, 2. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (April 10, 1965) “No Success In Search For Boat” Pg 3, 3. Ottawa Journal (April 12, 1965) “Search Suspended” Pg 14, 4. Report of the International Halibut Commission Number 40 (1965) Pg 13

 

SEA VENTURE (1962)     The 150 ton 130 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Sea Venture foundered May 15, 1962 approximately 20 miles north of Seguam Island.  All three crewmembers aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Silver Wave.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 19 N 172 30 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 150 Gross 102 Net, Length 130.1, Breadth 21, Depth 7.7, Built 1906 at Tacoma WA, Former Names Monticello and Penaco, Horsepower210, SL WC8939, Owner Island Ventures Inc., Registered Seattle, ON 203142

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 570, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 932, 3. Seattle Times (March 16, 1962) “Maritime News” Pg 18

 

SEA WITCH (1976)     The fishing vessel Sea Witch grounded and was lost October 9, 1976 on Saint Paul Island in the Pribilofs.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 157 15 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

SEBEZH (1965)     The Russian trawler Sebezh was lost January 20, 1965 between the Pribilof Islands and Saint Matthew Island, approximately 80 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island.  Fourteen crewmembers perished in the disaster.  The Russian trawlers Nahichevan and Sevsk were also lost with the same number of crewmembers on each.  Two of the three trawlers sank and a third was found overturned with one crewmember clinging to the hull.  The three vessels had been fishing herring south of the pack ice and delivering to the 532 foot Russian factory ship Pavel Postyshev.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 170 15 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge January 22, 1965) “U S is asked to help locate Soviet trawlers” Pg 4-B

 

SELENDANG AYU (2004)     The 738 foot freighter Selendang Ayu lost power and drifted ashore on Unalaska Island near Skan Bay December 8, 2004. The vessel departed Puget Sound bound for China with a load of soybeans, 500,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil (bunker crude) and 26 crewmembers aboard. The Selendang Ayu lost power December 6, 2004 and drifted two days while unsuccessful attempts were made to restart her engines. A tug managed to get the freighter in tow but the eight inch thick tow line parted under heavy strain. The Selendang Ayu grounded on the north shore of Unalaska Island in deteriorating weather and soon broke in two. 20 of 26 crewmembers were rescued by U S Coast Guard helicopters. A U S Coast guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Kodiak Air Station was lost in the rescue attempt along with six of the crewmembers from the Selendang Ayu including Blaise M Mascarenhas, Carlos Flores Santiago, Dildar Singh, Durg V Singh, Narendra S Yadov and Zeferino M Yaz. The resulting oil spill was the worst in Alaska since the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 38 N 167 02 30 W   Chart 16500

Additional Information: Tonnage 72937 deadweight, Flag Malaysia, Vessel ID# 9145528, Call Sign 9MCT5

Sources: 1. Multiple U S Coast Guard Press Releases December 2004 and January 2005, 2. USCG MISLE Case # 212461

 

SEVSK (1965)     The Russian trawler Sevsk was lost January 20, 1965 between the Pribilof Islands and Saint Matthew Island, approximately 80 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island.  Fourteen crewmembers perished in the disaster.  The Russian trawlers Sebezh and Nahichevan were also lost with the same number of crewmembers on each.  Two of the three trawlers sank and a third was found overturned with one crewmember clinging to the hull.  The three vessels had been fishing herring south of the pack ice and delivering to the 532 foot Russian factory ship Pavel Postyshev.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 170 15 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge January 22, 1965) “U S is asked to help locate Soviet trawlers” Pg 4-B

 

SHOSHONE (1981)     The 76 foot fishing vessel Shoshone struck a rock and sank two miles off of the northern coast of Egg Island at 4:45 a.m. July 20, 1981.  The five crewmembers aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Captain Banjo.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 51 50 N 166 03 W   Charts 16011, 16520

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

 

SILVER CLIPPER (1984)     The fishing vessel Silver Clipper flooded her engine room and sank June 9, 1984 approximately 28 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.  Five crewmembers and a cat were rescued by the cargo ship D C Coleman and flown to Dutch Harbor by private helicopter.

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

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. The Sunday Oregonian (June 10, 1984) “Five Rescued in Bering Sea After Boat Sinks; Cat Survives” Pg B6

 

SILVERADO (1992)     The 32 foot crab fishing vessel Silverado ran aground and broke up in the surf January 24, 1992 in Beaver Inlet on Unalaska Island.  All three crewmen were rescued by the vessel Sea Spider.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 50 N 166 15 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 912690

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

 

SIVUTCH (1831)     The Russian vessel Sivutch was lost east of Wall Bay on Atka Island in 1831.  Her last port was Korovin Bay.  The cargo of the Sivutch was offloaded into baidaras and the vessel broken up for wood and iron.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 06 30 N 174 53 10 W   Charts 17480, 17487

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

SKAGIT EAGLE (1991)     The 91 foot fishing vessel Skagit Eagle stranded and was lost February 8, 1991 in Reese Bay on Unalaska Island.  The five crewmembers made shore and were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.  Efforts to salvage the vessel were successful.  Evidence of the wreck may be on site and of interest.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 00 15 N 164 43 W   Chart 16500

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

 

SKEE-DUNK (1958)     The 44 ton 47 foot steel oil screw Skee-Dunk stranded and was lost January 31, 1958 at Driftwood Bay near Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 59 N 166 51 W   Chart 16500

Additional Information: Tonnage 44 Gross 30 Net, Length 47, Breadth 14, Depth 5.6, Built 1943 at Wilmington DE, Former Name LCMC-28811 (U S N), Service freight, Horsepower 450, Owner G E Calhoun, Registered Juneau, ON 257596

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 512, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 803

 

SONNY BOY (1978)     The 70 foot vessel Sonny Boy foundered June 12, 1978 approximately 10 miles out of Dutch Harbor.  The crew was rescued by the vessels Cape Lynch and Crystal.

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

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

SONNY BOY (1992)     The 93 foot fishing vessel Sonny Boy experienced a catastrophic engine failure, capsized and was lost in rough seas February 23, 1992 in Akun Strait.  All four crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 08 N 165 39 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 546375, Call Sign WYS9074

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013), 3. USCG MISLE Case # 939451

 

SPARROWCASTLE (2002)     The 58 foot seiner Sparrowcastle flooded and sank September 24, 2002 approximately two miles south of Akutan Island.  The sole occupant of the vessel activated the EPIRB and abandoned ship to a Liferaft when the vessel began sinking.  She sank in 20 minutes.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 07 N 165 55 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 288646

Source: U S C G Enforcement Report (September 24, 2002)

 

STAR OF FALKLAND (1928)     The 2,330 ton 277 foot steel ship Star of Falkland stranded in the fog and was lost at Akun Head, Unimak Pass at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday May 23, 1928.  The vessel departed San Francisco April 25, 1928 bound for Naknek, Alaska.  There were 288 cannery workers and 48 officers and crew aboard the ship.  She was carrying a cargo of 1,776 tons of merchandise, livestock and coal valued at $60,000.  All those aboard were rescued, but the Star of Falkland, valued at $40,000, was a complete loss along with her cargo.  There was no insurance on the vessel, but the cargo was insured for $55,000.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 17 35 N 165 37 35 W   Chart 16520

Additional Information: Tonnage 2,330.13 Gross 1,866 Net, Length 276.8, Breadth 42, Depth 24, Built 1892 at Port Glasgow Scotland, SL LHJC, Master John Widerstrom of San Francisco, Owner Alaska Packers Association of San Francisco

Sources: 1. U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty at San Francisco, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1927) Pgs 588-9

STARDUST (1971)     The 87 foot steel diesel powered crabber Stardust stranded and was lost at Adak February 14, 1971.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 181 Gross 123 Net, ON 523907

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1260

 

SUGAR BEAR (1995)     The 71 foot steel crab fishing vessel Sugar Bear capsized and sank January 27, 1995 in the Bering Sea approximately 50 miles southwest of Saint Paul Island.  The Sugar Bear lost power, developed a starboard list and sank. Weather was reported with northeast wind to 30 knots, 8 foot seas, ice fog and heavy icing conditions. Five crewmembers made it into the life raft in survival suits.  Terje (Terry) R Leite (50) of Kodiak went into the icy waters without survival gear. He was rescued two hours later, unconscious and clinging to wreckage. He soon perished. The five other crewmembers were rescued including captain Edward Patterson of Cordova, John P Smith and Robert B. Hall of Cordova.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 170 15 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 114 Gross 77 Net, Length 71.2, Breadth 22, Depth 10.6, Built 1977 Theodore AL, ON 587060, Call Sign WYC4443

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Alaska), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. Daily Sitka Sentinel (January 30, 1995) “Fisher Killed in Capsizing In Bering Sea Identified” Pg 3, 4. USCG MISLE Case # 884965, 5. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pg 1458

 

SUNDOWN (1952)     The 270 ton 107 foot wooden oil screw Sundown stranded and was lost August 1, 1952 on Akun Island during a dense fog.  The vessel was a WWII Army freighter converted to freezer hauler.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 11 N 165 32 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 270 Gross 184 Net, Length 107.6, Breadth 26.8, Depth 12.5, Built 1943 at Tacoma WA, Former Name FS-30 (U S A), Service freight, Crew 6, Horsepower 640, SL WB 3401, Owner Dan Luketa, Registered Seattle WA, ON 250965

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 546, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 746, 3. Seattle Times (August 5, 1952) “Seattle Salmon Boat Sunk in Unimak Pass” Pg 15

 

SUNRISE (1932)     The 23 ton diesel powered fishing vessel Sunrise is reported lost at Carlisle Island in the Aleutians in 1932.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska 52 53 30 N 170 03 30 W   Chart 16011

Comment: This wreck has similarities to the wreck of the Eunice in 1932.  WG

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 419

SV ARKHISTRATI MIKHAIL (1801)     The Russian vessel Sv Arkhistrati Mikhail was lost with all hands at Unalaska Island in 1801.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 35 N 166 50 W   Chart 16011

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

SV EVPL (1785)     The Russian vessel Sv Evpl was lost in Pankov Harbor on the Bering Sea side of Amlia Island.  The vessel was picking up a hunting crew close to shore when the disaster occurred.  The crew survived and the cargo was salvaged.  They were returned to Okhotsk, Russia on other vessels.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 04 N 173 30 W   Chart 16480

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

SV KAPITON (1758)     The small Russian ship Sv Kapiton was driven onto a rocky reef near the Kiska Islands and lost September 6, 1758.  The vessel was travelling out of Bering Island in the Commander Islands of Russia.  The crew made it to shore but 17 men died while on the Island.  The survivors were rescued in 1761 by the Sv Petr I Pavel.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 58 30 N 177 34 E   Chart 16012

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

SV LEREMIIA (1753)     The Russian vessel Sv Leremiia parted an anchor cable and was driven onto offshore rocks at Adak September 2, 1753.  The Sv Leremiia had departed Kamchatka, Russia bound for the Aleutians.  The crew members that survived the wreck were able to construct another vessel, the Sv Petr I Pavel, from the wreckage of the Sv Leremiia.  They returned to Kamchatka in March of 1754 on the new vessel.

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

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. www.wrecksite.eu (2014) “SV Leremiia”

SV LOANN (1763-4)     The Russian vessel Sv Loann was destroyed by natives the winter of 1763-1764 in Nikolski Bay on Umnak Island.  After removing some cargo and fittings, the natives burned the Sv Loann where she was anchored in the bay.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 57 30 N 168 54 W   Chart 16011

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

SV LOANN PRETECHA (1792)     The Russian vessel Sv Loann Pretecha was wrecked at St George Island before 1792.  The cargo was salvaged and there was no loss of life.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   56 35 N 169 35 W   Chart 16011

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

SV MIKHAIL (1797)     The Russian vessel Sv Mikhail wrecked and washed ashore on Umnak Island, July of 1797.  The vessel was travelling from Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 15 N 168 20 W   Chart 16011

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

SV PAVEL (1789)     The Russian vessel Sv Pavel was wrecked near the Pribilof Islands in 1789.  The crew survived and the cargo was salvaged.  The Sv Pavel was travelling from Okhotsk to Kenai Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 N 170 W   Chart 16011

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

SV PETR (1750)     The Russian lash planked shitik Sv Petr was lost in the Near Islands in 1750.  The crew stayed on Attu until 1752 when they were rescued by the Boris I Gleb.  The Boris I Gleb ran aground on Bering Island during the return trip to Russia.

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

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. www.wrecksite.eu (2014) “Boris I Gleb

SV PETR I PAVEL (1762)     The Russian vessel Sv Petr I Pavel wrecked close to shore at Shemya Island In 1762.  Most of the crew survived.  Some of those made their way to Attu in a baidara.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 43 20 N 174 07 E   Chart 16012

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

SV ZAKHARII I ELIZAVETA (1763)     The Russian vessel Sv Zakharii I Elizaveta was burned by the Aleuts at Iliuliuk in December of 1763.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 52 48 N 166 32 40 W   Chart 16528

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

SV ZHIVONACHAL’NAIA TROITSA (1764)     The Russian sailing vessel Sv Zhivonachal’naia Troitsa was driven ashore in a storm on the northeast coast of Umnak Island April 28, 1768 after departing Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island.  The surviving crew members made it to Nikolski Bay on Umnak Island in a baidara after being attacked by Natives.  They returned to the sandy bottomed cove where the Sv Zhivonachal’naia Troitsa had wrecked aboard the Russian vessel Andreian I Natalia and salvaged what they could.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 33 50 N 168 W   Charts 16011, 16500

Source: www.wrecksite.eu (2014) “Sv Zhivonachal’naia Troitsa

 

SWALLOW (1938)     The 174 foot U S Navy minesweeper Swallow stranded on the rocks and was lost while entering Kanaga Harbor February 19, 1938.  There were 40 officers and men aboard.  All were rescued and taken to Dutch Harbor by the C G Cutter John C Spencer.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 42 30 N 177 11 30 W   Chart 16012

Additional Information: Tonnage 840, Length 174, Breadth 35.5, Depth 15, Built 1918 at Todd Shipyard New York NY, SL NEFL

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 465

2 Replies to “South West Alaska Shipwrecks ( S )”

    1. I don’t have many Canadian Records. The closest I found in my files was a Sea Gull that foundered in Puget Sound August 16, 1930 owned by Waldo Rogers of Bremerton, WA. I will dig a little deeper.

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