Kenneth E. Dyer, 41, was lost at sea April 7 in a storm which sank the dragger Four Sisters off Pollock Rip.
Mr. Dyer was born in Rockland, Maine, and had made his home in Fairhaven for the last 20 years. He was engineer and mate aboard the dragger, which was heading for port when last reported. The vessel is believed to have struck a shoal and foundered in the same storm in which the William Landry was lost.
Mr. Dyer was a member of the George H. Taber Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Fairhaven Royal Arch chapter, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Radio Club. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl E. (Dailey) Dyer; two sons, Kenneth Dyer of Fairhaven, and Charles Dyer of San Diego, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Donald Santos of New Bedford, Mrs. Frederick Brownell of Mattapoisett, and the Misses Lucille and Barbara Dyer of Fairhaven; two brothers, Alton Dyer of Fairhaven and Lloyd Dyer of San Diego; and a sister, Mrs.Phyllis Mattson of Fairhaven.
The dragger Four Sisters was returning to New Bedford with a hold full of scallops when she was lost in a sudden storm on April 7 or 8 east of Nantucket. All ten men on board were lost, and an extensive Coast Guard search failed to find any trace of the ship or the crew. Twelve children were left fatherless.
The William Landry was lost in the same storm.