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Redstart New Bedford, MA

Vessel Details

8/31/1954

The Red Start left Fairhaven for Georges Bank. As Hurricane Carol approached on August 31, 1954, they headed for port. The hurricane overtook them, and the vessel struck Davis South Shoal and broke up before any boats or floats could be launched. A Coast Guard search began on September 2. Wreckage was recovered, but the eleven crew members were not found.

Name Age
Antone Macedo 37
Mikelis Kesteris 50
Samuel Cathcart 36
Theo Legere 38
Leo Rivard 36
Joseph Cordeiro 50
Maurice Marcotte 40
Edward Baldwin 21
Braz McDonald 41
Ronald Martens 26
James Fitts 28

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery scalloper
  • Hull Material: wood
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Ship Builder: Essex, MA
  • Owner: Michael B. Smith
  • Previous Owners:
  • Service: Commercial fishing
  • Doc. Issuance Date:
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  • USCG Doc. No.: 235374
  • IMO Number:
  • Call Sign: WB8133
  • Hull Number:
  • Length (ft): 85.6
  • Hull Depth (ft): 9.7
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 20.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67