Victory II

Victory II went down on 1 May 1984, in the last of a tragic triumvirate of accidents that had claimed the lives of 14 fishermen in eight years. The victims this time were Capt. Kenneth R. Macara II, who was — at 28 — the youngest man aboard; John Dorf, 36; and Benjamin Fernandez, 33. The Victory II was active as early as 1948 under Captain Manuel Macara. That year, the boat found the wreckage of a Navy test plane. Blessed by Bishop Cassidy in 1948. Manuel Macara was still the master in 1955, but by the time of the Vessels/Owners Log, he’d been supplanted by Kenneth Macara of 72 Franklin Street. At that time, Victory II was said to be worth $12,900. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1977, 1978, 1980. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1981. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1983. At the Seamen’s Bank are pictures of all three vessels in the triumvirate, the Patricia Marie, the Cap’n Bill and the Victory II.

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