“Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks”


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

Historical references

  • Feb 24, 1862 - The great storm of George's Banks. Fifteen ships are lost; thirteen of them go down with all hands


  1. Laws D3, "Fifteen Ships on Georges' Banks"
  2. Greenleaf/Mansfield 129, "George's Bank" (1 text)
  3. Leach, pp. 781-783, "Fifteen Ships on George's Banks"
  4. Darling-NAS, pp. 182-183, "Fifteen Ships of Georges' Banks" (1 text)
  5. DT 610, GEORGES
  6. Roud #2229
  7. BI, LD03


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)