Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks [Laws D3]

DESCRIPTION: A great storm strikes Georges' Banks in February, 1862. Fifteen ships from Gloucester are caught in the storm; all ships are lost and most if not all of the crews. The sad fate of the families of the lost is mentioned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: storm disaster ship sea death
Feb 24, 1862 - The great storm of George's Banks. Fifteen ships are lost; thirteen of them go down with all hands
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws D3, "Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks"
Beck-Maine, pp. 210-212, "Fifteen Ships on George's Bank" (1 text)
Ives-Maine 10, "Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 129, "George's Bank" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 781-783, "Fifteen Ships on George's Banks" (1 text)
Leach-Heritage, pp. 159-161, "Fifteen Ships on George's Banks" (1 text)
Darling-NAS, pp. 182-183, "Fifteen Ships of Georges' Banks" (1 text)

Roud #2229
File: LD03

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