Marine Heritage Database

Charles A. Ritcey - 1920

Ship Type

Typical Profile

T

N

B

Q


Code Flags

Tonnage

359

Length(ft)

138

Breadth(ft)

32.6

Depth(ft)

12

Masts

three

Decks

one

Hull

Wood

Shipwreck Details

Description

When launched, CHARLES A. RITCEY stood out for being unusually well-equipped for a traditionally built wooden schooner, as she was fitted with modern conveniences including electric lights and even a bath tub for the captain. Under her first captain, C. Dave Ritcey, she was known for fast passages in her short career, but she came to grief under her second master, Otis Acker.

Story

She struck in a gale. The steward got a line ashore which he and six other crew used to rescue themselves. Captain Acker was lost overboard when the vessel shifted.

Vessel Type

Schooner, Tern

Type of Event

Total Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1920-09-15

Location

Rose Head, Lunenburg

Cargo

Ballast

Lives Lost

1

Voyage from

Spain

Voyage to

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia , Canada

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Meteghan, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

1917

Official Number

138555

Registered at

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Schooner (Tern)

Details

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