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Navigator New Bedford, MA

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11/30/1977

On November 30, 1977, the Navigator left New Bedford for a ten-day trip in the waters east of Nantucket. That night, the scalloper made radio contact with the Oceanic, near the Great Round Shoal channel. The Navigator was never heard from again. The ship was reported overdue, and the Coast Guard began an extensive air-sea search on December 12 over 104,000 square nautical miles. The weather had been cold and snowy, with winds up to 40 knots and fifteen-foot seas. The Coast Guard ended the search on December 17, without finding the vessel, a life raft, or any of the thirteen crew members.

On January 8, 1978, an Italian fishing vessel recovered the body of crew member Richard W. Neild, 90 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.

 

Name Age
Edison DeRezendes 25
Paul Rodriques 36
Richard Waldron 20
Russell Lees 23
Timothy Hogan 21
Dwight Wylie
Robert Bouchard 35
Norman Lepire 49
LeRoy Wallace Jr. 19
John Taylor 31
Richard Neild 31
John Machado Jr. 46
Durward Fowle Jr. 23

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Ship Builder: Harvey F. Gamache Yard South Bristol, ME
  • Owner: Boat Camden, Inc. Myron D. Marder
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  • Service: Commercial fishing
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