“Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: storm disaster ship sea death
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)


A great storm strikes Georges' Banks in February, 1862. Fifteen ships from Gloucester are caught in the storm; all ships are lost and most if not all of the crews. The sad fate of the families of the lost is mentioned

Historical references


  1. Laws D3, "Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks"
  2. Greenleaf/Mansfield 129, "George's Bank" (1 text)
  3. Leach, pp. 781-783, "Fifteen Ships on George's Banks"
  4. Darling-NAS, pp. 182-183, "Fifteen Ships of Georges' Banks" (1 text)
  5. DT 610, GEORGES
  6. Roud #2229
  7. BI, LD03