The Sinking of St. Rita:

The trawler, St. Rita, according to an article in the Boston Globe on January 13, 1932, had left Gloucester, Massachusetts approximately four weeks prior to its grounding about a half-mile south of Paul Gamiel Hill Coast Guard station (Southern Shores). It was commanded by Captain Frank Favaloro. The crew members were Gerald Rioux, Gasper Lucido, Domnere Parise, Jack Bincer, Salvatore Conte, Tony Aloe, and Joseph Barcelona. It was part of a fishermen's fleet to fish for scup along the Virginia coast. Originally, the fleet had planned to return to Gloucester by April 1.

Paul Gamiel Hill Coast Guard Station

The Boston Globe reported that St. Rita went aground during heavy seas. St. Rita was breaking apart under heavy seas and the Coast Guard thought it would be lost. The Coast Guard cutter Pontchartrain was sent out in an attempt to save the trawler. 


Built:  Sunk: January 13, 1932
Type of Vessel:  Trawler Owner: 
Builder:  Power: 
Port of registry:   Dimensions: 
Previous Names:   


Here is the location of the sinking: Somewhere off  Southern Shores



LastFirstDate of DeathPositionHomeAge


A partial listing of the surviving crew: Total Crew Lost: 0  Survivors: 8

Last First Position DOB Home Age
Aloe Tony         
Barcelona Joseph         
Bincer Jack         
Conte Salvatore         
Favaloro Frank  Captain      
Lucido Gasper         
Parise Domnere         
Rioux Gerald         



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