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SHIP NAME: San Patrick KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source HOOKE
type A
volume
material
dead 1
link

While on a voyage from Vancouver to Yokohama with a cargo of grain, the Liberian turbo-electric vessel San Patrick ran aground during a fierce storm off Ulak Island in the Aleutians in lat 51.19N, long 178.58W during the night of December 17, 1964. Despite sending three SOS calls, vessels in the area were unable to locate the wrecked vessels due to the atrocious weather. The wreck was not sighted until 3 days later when a US Navy pilot reported finding her breaking up, with her superstructure aft collapsed, and the midships house having disappeared. There was no sign of any survivors from her 30 man crew, all of whom were presumed lost.

The San Patrick, which had been converted from a tanker to a bulk carrier, was declared a CTL.


source CTX
type C
volume
material
dead 32
link

Strange damage pattern, but we don't have a clue as to cause. Originally a T2 called White Bird Canyon. Mitsubishi had just jumboizied and converted to dry bulk. Dependents of 32 crew tried to sue Mitsubishi in New York but failed on technical grounds.