Mission Bay, CA Pleasure Boat DOT Swamped, Dec 1951
OCEAN SWELLS ROLL PLEASURE BOAT; 4 DEAD.
San Diego, Calif. (AP) -- Ocean swells smashed down on a pleasure boat Sunday and turned the homecoming of a happy Sunday outing into tragedy -- with four dead and at least two more missing.
Five were rescued -- four men and a boy.
The 40-foot converted navy landing craft, named "Dot" after the owner's wife, was rolled completely over in the Mission Bay entrance channel by the second of two big swells that hit it broadside. Its cabin was torn away.
All of 11 or 12 persons aboard -- lifeguards said one unidentified man may be added to the two known missing -- were thrown into the turbulent channel between long rock jetties.
Lifeguards listed the known dead as:
MRS. DOROTHY CUTRIGHT.
ELIHU H. ESTRIDGE, a navy chief petty officer.
Dead or missing (with two or four bodies recovered not definitely identified) were:
ESTRIDGE'S eight-year-old son, CHESTER.
CHET SNYDER, all navy civilian employes, and possibly one other unidentified man.
ANCEL W. CUTRIGHT, 44, carpenter and boat owner.
ADOLPH P. WINGO, 45, navy civilian employe.
ALGIE R. PORTER, 37, navy petty officer, and his son, DOUGLAS, 10.
LEROY J. RODERICK, navy civilian employe.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Washington 1951-12-03