On July 31, 1949, the scallop dragger Ramona sank within three minutes of being struck and ripped in two by the 4,100-ton freighter Evertons in a heavy fog between Asia Rip and the Nantucket Lightship. Seven crew members--Floyd Taylor, Harry Hansen, Frank Foster, Ralph Johnson, Alexander O. Young Jr., Bernard Morrissette, and George F. Perry--clung to wreckage for 45 minutes before being rescued by a boat lowered from the freighter. They claimed that rescue efforts by the captain of the freighter were inadequate, and that crew members said he had been reluctant to search for survivors. Captain Alf Josefsen and crew members Carl Naley and Augustus Robert Carlson were not found.

Name Age
Augustus Carlson 42
Carl Naley 65
Alf Josefsen 32

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Year Built: 1928
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  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • USCG Doc. No.: 227951
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  • Length (ft): 73.2 ft.
  • Hull Depth (ft): 7.0 ft.
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 17.0 ft.
  • Gross Tonnage: 45
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