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.