Gypsy Q

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Gypsy Q (#254596) (1925-1955), 71.4-foot wood-hulled commercial fishing vessel which sank on August 24, 1955 ten miles south of the Anacapa Island light. She was en route to Santa Rosa Island with a load of lumber, gas drums, and building materials for the Petroleum Construction Company. [MVUS 1955]

In the News~

August 26, 1955 [San Bernardino County Sun]: “Fishing Boat Saves Pair as Ship Sinks. Long Beach—The fishing boat Yellowtail rescued two men from the ocean 10 miles south of Anacapa Island Wednesday after their 75-foot lumber carrier sprang a leak and sank. The men, Oliver Weijola of Dominguez and Jack Nielson of Long Beach, had been in the water eight hours but were in surprisingly good physical condition. They were taken to Port Hueneme by the Yellowtail. Their ship, a converted Navy patrol craft, was owned by the Petroleum Construction Co. of Compton.”

August 26, 1955 [LBI]: “2 Saved off Sinking Ship. Two men—one from Long Beach—were saved early Thursday when their 75-foot converted Navy patrol boat sank 10 miles south of Anacapa Island off Santa Barbara.