Viking (HM13GZ)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.102', W 70° 55.403'

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On this toro rests a capstan from the American clipper ship Viking which was wrecked on this island on June 4,1863. Being bound for San Francisco, U.S.A. from Hong Kong, China. Through the intervention of the local authorities and hospitality of the islanders, the lives of the 23 crew and 460 Chinese passengers were saved.

In recognition of the many acts of friendship, this plaque was sponsored by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and Whaling Museum in New Bedford Massachusetts.

Built 1853 Viking Lost 1863
Builder: Trufant& Drummond, Bath , Maine
Owner: George Hussey, New Bedford, Mass
Captain: Benjamin C. Townsend
Length: 230' Width: 41.1' Depth: 22.1' Tonnage: 134
Port of Orgin: New York City, N.Y. U.S.A.

HM NumberHM13GZ
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe People of Mikura
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339799 N 4611042
Decimal Degrees41.63503333, -70.92338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.102', W 70° 55.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 6.12" N, 70° 55' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-28 1st St, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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