“The Loss of the Savinto”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Keywords: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor rescue
Found in: Canada(Mar)


Two days out a storm drives Savinto against a rock. "The ship breaks up And all the crew... Look for a watery grave." Gormley gets to shore and brings help. The rescue ordeal is described in great detail. Eleven of twenty one are saved.

Historical references


  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 52-55, "The Loss of the Savinto" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12467
  3. BI, Dib052