HAMILTON, John ( -1939). owner of the yacht Success who was swept overboard at Santa Catalina Island in September, 1939.
In the News~
September 26, 1939 [SF Examiner]]: “L.A. casualties of freak storm listed. 15 more seagoing craft unaccounted for. Los Angeles, Sept. 25.—The casualty list of the wrecked and missing ships in the storm off southern California is as follows: DROWNED... JOHN HAMILTON, Los Angeles; washed overboard from yacht Success, Catalina Channel.”