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† (34–49+ Canadian fatalities)

Legend of sources

On the afternoon of August 25th, Storm #1 made landfall over southwestern Newfoundland with 120 km/h (65 knots) category one hurricane winds.

Storm #1 began east of the Greater Antilles on August 18, 1935 and formed into a category three hurricane with winds reaching 195 km/h (105 knots). Once entering the CHC Response Zone after dawn on August 24th, it entered southeastern waters as a 148 km/h (80 knot) hurricane in the early evening of the 24th and made landfall as a marginal category one hurricane over southwestern Newfoundland near noon on August 25th. Despite weakening this storm caused great damage to southwestern Newfoundland. The storm was reported to be the worst in 36 years. Many ships were damaged and many homes lost their roofs. 34–49+ people died on  schooners off the coast of Newfoundland. The storm dissipated on August 26th.


August 24, 1935

  • TheAnnie Young lost at Fox Harbour with 8 crew (WOS)
  • TheGeneva Ethel had one man lost overboard at sea (TOS)

August 26, 1935

  • Average velocity of 83 km/h (45 knots) for wind gusts in St. John’s (ET)
  • The schooner Phylis West went ashore, scores of fishing boats sunk, and roofing was torn away from many homes (TJ)
  • A body was washed ashore at Halcove and was badly decomposed (TJ)
  • Heavy damage to St. John’s city property was reported (MG)
  • Eight boats ashore at Renews (ET)
  • The gale wrecked two planes being repaired in a hangar at an air force base (ET)

August 27, 1935

  • The Mary Bernice capsized in Placentia Bay with 6 crew (ET)
  • Six to nine crewmembers perished on the schooner Annie Anita (ET)
  • Six perish on the schooner Walter off Trepassey (MG)
  • Worst storm in 36 years (ET)
  • Thousands of dollars in damage (ET)

August 28, 1935

  • One crewmember was lost on the schooner Senora DoSandi while fishing in the Grand Banks (HH)
  • One man washed overboard on the schooner Beatrice Beck (HH)
  • The schooner Helen Healy was missing with six crew (HH)
  • The damage on land was heaviest in the northeastern region of the island (MG)
  • No estimate of damage yet to all the boats (MG)

August 29, 1935

  • The Regional Ansty lost near Baie Verte with all crew (MG)

August 30, 1935

  • One man washed overboard on the James and Mary Hayden (ET)
  • The schooners Carrie Evelyn and Carrie Evans was lost with four crewmembers and all crewmembers respectively, at Fox Holes, Torbay ()
  • The schooner Elsie J. was missing with six crew (ET)

Prince Edward Island

August 26, 1935

  • 140 mm (5.6 in) of rain fell in Charlottetown in the past three days breaking the record from 1909 (G)
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