The Sinking of the  Catherine G. Scott:

In investigating the sinking of the Catherine G. Scott schooner, two articles were found. One was an article in the Boston Globe on October 17, 1930, and the other was from the Manchester Evening Herald on the same date.

Catherine G. Scott had left La Vela de Cora, Venezuela headed to Norfolk, Virginia. Onboard was a cargo of  1200  tons of fertilizer. They departed on September 18 and off the Southern coast they encountered a huge storm.  During this time the schooner sprang a leak. The leak occurred on October 2 and the crew began to utilize pumps and it seemed that the leak began to diminish.

On the evening of October 13, another storm with gale-force winds hit the schooner and the leak began to become a problem again. Water began to pour into the hold and by 6:30 AM the pumps began to clog and the ship sank. According to Robert Thompson, Captain Scott was engaged in work on the top of the cabin when the vessel began to founder. Anton apparently made "a desperate effort to save the captain and was himself dragged under by the vortex caused by the sinking schooner."

The surviving crew members were rescued by the tank steamer Ario. They were taken to Boston where they arrived on October 17, 1930


Built:  Sunk: October 14, 1930
Type of Vessel:  Schooner Owner: L.A. Scott, Shamrock. FL
Builder:  Power: 
Port of registry:   Dimensions: 
Previous Names:   


Here is the location of the sinking: Somewhere off Cape Hatteras



LastFirstDate of DeathPositionHomeAge
Bridgets George October 14, 1930 Cook Cambridge, MA   48
Scott D.A. October 14, 1930 Captain    
Sims Osmond October 14, 1930 Sailor  British West Indies  


A partial listing of the surviving crew: Total Crew Lost: 3  Survivors: 4

Last First Position DOB Home Age
Anton Anton Jose      Cape Verdes Island  
Brown Melton      Norfolk, VA  
McLoughlin Riley      British West Indies  
Thompson Robert  Mate    Nicaragua  



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