Nereus (freighter)
This Greek steamship (freighter), 6,694 tons, wrecked on August 8, 1937, in a heavy fog one mile southeast of Cape Beale Lighthouse. The crew of 34 was rescued but the vessel became a total loss. Capital Iron Works of Victoria managed to salvage some equipment from the wreck before she broke in two and sank. The ship was abandoned as a total loss 48 hours after grounding. She was 472 feet long and was built in Germany in 1913. Her owner was the Nereus Steam Navigation Co. At the time of her loss the vessel was enbound from Japan, to Port Alberni, B. C. J.A. Gibbs, Shipwrecks off Juan De Fuca Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1968.
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Nereus (freighter)
Stranding on the jagged rocks five miles from Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island August 8 during a heavy fog, the Greek freighter Nereus was abandoned the next day as a total loss. Her 34 officers and men were rescued by the salvage steamer Salvage King from Victoria. Bound from Moji, Japan, for Port Alberni to load lumber for the United Kingdom under charter to the Anglo-Canadian Shipping Co., the 6,694-ton vessel struck 1,000 feet from the Cape Beale Light. Gordon Newell, Maritime events of 1937, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 457.
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Nereus (freighter)
Stranding on the jagged rocks five miles from Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island August 8 during a heavy fog, the Greek freighter Nereus was abandoned the next day as a total loss. Her 34 officers and men were rescued by the salvage steamer Salvage King from Victoria. Bound from Moji, Japan, for Port Alberni to load lumber for the United Kingdom under charter to the Anglo-Canadian Shipping Co., the 6,694-ton vessel struck 1,000 feet from the Cape Beale Light. Gordon Newell, Maritime events of 1937, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 457.
Citation: Tacoma Public Library