Not just a brewpub: The sinking of MV Diamond Knot | History Files


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 11:28am

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The MV Diamond Knot sunk in the Strait of Juan de Fuca after colliding with another vessel in 1947.

The name Diamond Knot is familiar to many residents of southwest Snohomish County. Many are acquainted with the brewpubs in Mukilteo and Mountlake Terrace, but few know the origin of the name.

MV Diamond Knot was a coastal freighter built for World War II. It became famous, or notorious, when, in 1947, it was run down in foggy conditions in the Strait of Juan de Fuca by SS Fenn Victory.

Fenn Victory had also been built for World War II use, but it had been delivered just a month before Japan surrendered and, likely, didn't see any useful service. Fenn Victory was one of the Victory ships...

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