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Frank William “Billy” Tyne

  • Birth 29 Jan 1954
  • Death 30 Oct 1991
  • Cenotaph Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7686566

American Folk Figure. Tyne was a fisherman and Captain on the ship, the 'Andrea Gail.' On September 20, 1991, the ship left Gloucester, Massachusetts, with a six-man crew to go on a trip swordfishing to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, Canada. Around October 28-30, they were expected back to Gloucester after fishing with there sister ship, the 'Hannah Borden' but ran into unexpected trouble with a storm. They were officially believed lost on October 31, and an all out search by the Canadian Coast Guard took place on November 1st, searching from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to Cape Breton, Island, but no trace was found of the ship or its crew. On November 2, the United States Coast Guard was called in and did an air search for 21,000 square miles but again found nothing. After 11 days of searching, the search was called off, and the ship and its crew were presumed lost at sea. The story of the ship and its crew inspired the book, "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger, and the film by the same name in 2000. In the film Tyne was played by actor George Clooney.


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Gravesite Details Frank "Billy" Tyne's name appears on both the Dodge and Tyne stones, which are side by side.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7686566
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank William “Billy” Tyne (29 Jan 1954–30 Oct 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7686566, citing Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .