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Irene & Hilda New Bedford, MA

Vessel Details


The trawler Irene & Hilda disappeared during a storm in the Nantucket Sound. Searches by Coast Guard and Navy planes and helicopters found oil tanks from the ship, but no other evidence was found.

In August 1982, the wreckage was located in 50 feet of water in Vineyard Sound between Quicks and Robinson holes by divers searching for a different wreck. In October 1982, divers recovered the remains of John Rebello, son of Capt William Rebello, but the other men were never found.

Name Age
Joao Desilva
William Rebello 55
John Vieira
Joseph Ferreira
Severo Pinto
John Rebello 28

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery trawler
  • Hull Material: steel
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Ship Builder: Leonard Nix Yd., St. Augustine, FL
  • Owner: William Rebello was also the Capt.
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  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • Length (ft): 73 ft.
  • Hull Depth (ft): 8 ft.
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 20 ft.
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