Imperial (#212356) (1914-1936+), 22-gross ton, 54-foot wood-hulled sport fishing boat which was beached on October 30, 1936 at Alamos Anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island with four people on board. No lives were lost. Imperial had been previously converted from a tug. She was pulled off the beach in a successful salvage operation, and sold to Mexican owners in 1939.
In the News~
November 17, 1936 [LAT]: “After several other attempts to salvage her failed, the 135-foot Coast Guard patrol boat Hermes today pulled the 65-foot tug Imperial free of the Santa Cruz Island reefs on which she was grounded.