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Shipbreaker is a side quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthrough

Far Harbor side quest: Shipbreaker
Tune to Shipbreaker's radio frequency.
Speak to a settler about Shipbreaker.
Find and kill Shipbreaker.
Talk to Old Longfellow.
Reward: 275 XP
Skipper's Last Stand

Detailed walkthrough

While exploring the Island, the Sole Survivor may randomly pick up the Shipbreaker's radio frequency, immediately starting the quest. Provided settlements have been built on the Island and settlers were recruited, any of them may approach the player character to tell them about Shipbreaker, starting the quest as well. The location of Shipbreaker, a unique fog crawler, will depend on where the player character picks up Shipbreaker's signal. Known locations for Shipbreaker include north of Briney's Bait and Tackle, just west of the Glowing Grove, halfway between Atom's Spring and the Nucleus, and just outside of the Oceanarium. Once the fight is over, the player character is prompted to speak to Old Longfellow. He will talk about how he has been searching for Shipbreaker for years. Tell him that Shipbreaker is dead, and the quest will complete with the player character earning Skipper's Last Stand, a unique harpoon gun that Old Longfellow was saving to deal the final blow on Shipbreaker with.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Track ShipbreakerOld Longfellow has been tracking an ancient Fog Crawler known as "Shipbreaker" for years, but has never caught her yet. I can track her using my Pip-Boy radio when she's nearby.
100 (Optional) Talk to Old Longfellow
200 Talk to Old LongfellowI found and killed Shipbreaker, the Fog Crawler that Old Longfellow has been hunting for years. I should let him know that he can stop searching for her.
400Quest finishedComplete quest


  • PCPC If a player does not track Shipbreaker down during its original appearance it may vanish with the message "The Shipbreaker has moved on for now". It will then fail to reappear and its radio signal will be blacked out even though it will still lead you to the quest location. [verified]
    • This can be fixed using the console commands on PC. After traveling to where Shipbreaker should be type in showquestvars DLC03WorkshopRadiantOwned05 to get its ID. Then prid using the ID. Once this is done it should be showing at the top of the console. Then type disable, press enter then enable and press enter again. Once the console is closed, Shipbreaker should spawn and you can kill it and finish the quest.
      • The game will sometimes bug and the radio signal will disappear permanently, if this happens you can use the following console commands to find and reveal Shipbreaker: player.moveto xx040C3A, prid xx040C3A, disable, enable where xx is your load order number (normally 03).
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One The location can still be tracked from the radio menu even though it is blacked out. Scrolling down to the location of the radio frequency, will still lead to a location regardless of the creature being there or not.
  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 The signal will never appear while on the island. Using the command sqs xx040A87 will reveal that the quest is stopped. [verified]
    • On PC, the quest can be activated the following way:
      • Get Old Longfellow as a companion. Then fast travel to the north side of the Island to where the power armor with the Vim! Refresh paint job can be found.
      • When at the location enter the following commands into the console: startquest xx040A87, xx040AB1.enable, xx040C3A.enable and exit the console until the signal appears, then tune into it.
      • Enabling Shipbreaker with the above commands will allow it to spawn in its default location which is slightly north of where you are.
      • Enter the console again and put in setstage xx040A87 100, this should start the quest and give you the option to talk to Old Longfellow.
      • At this point you can talk to Old Longfellow and then proceed as normal for the rest of the quest.
  • Playstation 4Playstation 4 The signal strength will be stuck at 0.00% and Shipbreaker will never be found, rendering the quest impossible to complete.[verified]