• Nova Scotia Wrecks

    From jvangurp@gmail.com@21:1/5 to NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien on Mon Nov 5 12:27:55 2018
    On Sunday, 31 July 1994 00:36:47 UTC-3, NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien wrote:
    This is a taken from an articl I ftp's, might be of interest to people
    in Nova Scotia ot travelling to it to dive.

    Barry O'Brien


    Ship Wrecks of Nova Scotia, Halifax Harbour and approaches.

    The information below was taken in part from:
    - Atlantic Divers Guide: Volume II, Nova Scotia
    by: David N. Barron
    224 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 4.
    approx. cost $12.00

    and

    - Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
    by: Jack Zinck
    291 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 2.
    approx. cost $10.00



    S. S. CLARE LILLEY, Black Rock Point - Halifax Harbour.
    3738 ton, British ammunition ship.
    wrecked: March 22, 1942
    depth: 1 to 15 fathoms
    to see: brass shell casing - 20 cm in length, large peices of wreckage, some live, unfired shells have been found, huge boilers.


    Thanks, I was just looking at the tombstone of V. Haithwate R.N. in Camp Hill cemetery, who went down on the Clare Lilley in 1942.
    Cheers,
    John

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  • From silvershadowbaby@gmail.com@21:1/5 to NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien on Sun May 10 21:10:46 2020
    On Sunday, July 31, 1994 at 12:36:47 AM UTC-3, NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien wrote:
    This is a taken from an articl I ftp's, might be of interest to people
    in Nova Scotia ot travelling to it to dive.

    Barry O'Brien


    Ship Wrecks of Nova Scotia, Halifax Harbour and approaches.

    The information below was taken in part from:
    - Atlantic Divers Guide: Volume II, Nova Scotia
    by: David N. Barron
    224 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 4.
    approx. cost $12.00

    and

    - Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
    by: Jack Zinck
    291 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 2.
    approx. cost $10.00

    H. M. S. TRIBUNE, Tribune Head - Herring Cove.
    44-gun, 916-ton, 5th rate British frigate.
    wercked: Nov 16, 1797
    depth: 5 - 15 fathoms
    to see: cannons, cannonballs, scarce timbers, copper plates, brass spikes and nails, grapeshot, buttons, buckles, and assorted lead objects.

    SALERNO, lichfield Shoal - Halifax Harbour.
    92 metre, 2729-ton, iron-hulled.
    wrecked: June, 1905
    depth: 10 - 15 fathoms
    to see: complete poilers, great deal of marine life, center portion of ship.

    COSTARICAN TRADER, Duck Cove, Halibut bay - Halifax Harbour.
    115 metre, 4141 ton, Liberian Registered.
    wrecked: April 28, 1967
    depth: 0 - 15 fathoms
    to see: bow section, many small openings filled with marine life- cod, wolffish
    lump fish, perch.

    S. S. CLARE LILLEY, Black Rock Point - Halifax Harbour.
    3738 ton, British ammunition ship.
    wrecked: March 22, 1942
    depth: 1 to 15 fathoms
    to see: brass shell casing - 20 cm in length, large peices of wreckage, some live, unfired shells have been found, huge boilers.

    U. S. M. S. HUMBOLDT, Portuguese Cove, Halifax Harbour.
    89 metre, 1400 ton, side wheel paddle ship.
    wrecked: December 5, 1853
    depth: 6 to 12 fathoms
    lost: medallions, buttons, gold pocket watches, some coins, and small jewelry that are still being found.

    LETITIA, Portuguese Cove, Halifax Harbour.
    144 metre, 5764 ton, hospital ship.
    wrecked: August 1, 1917
    depth: 6 to 23 fathoms
    to see: large sections of wreckage crumbled and twisted, further out full view
    of the stern section.

    A. W. PERRY, Chebucto Head - Halifax Harbour.
    78 metre, 957 ton
    wrecked: June 15, 1915
    depth: 2 to 20 fathoms
    to see: two large boilers, portions of the propellor shaft, sections of the stern.

    ISLEWORTH, Chebucto Head, Halifax Harbour.
    120 metre,2988 ton steamship.
    wrecked: March 12, 1912
    depth: 7 to 23 fathoms
    to see:a section of the propellor and large twisted sections of hull.

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    Wrecks outside Halifax Harbour and Approaches.

    S.S. Petra, 78 metre, 1198 ton, three masted, iron hulled Norwegian barque. December 1910, Seven Islands, Pennant Bay.

    S. S. Atlantic, 129 metre, 3390 ton, 4 masted White Star steamship.
    April 1, 1873, Mosher Island, Lower Prospect.

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    OTHER WRECKS IN NOVA SCOTIA

    JOHN WESLEY, a schooner of 45 tons register, sailed from Liverpool to Halifax and was wrecked at Devil's Island, Halifax on September 4.

    PARA a brigantine of 281 tons register, sailed from Pernambuco to Halifax and was wrecked at Berry Head, Guysborough.

    ROTHESAY, a brigantine of 148 tons register, sailed from Saint John, N.B. to Sydney, N.S. and was wrecked at Scattarie Island on August 6.

    A. E. McDONALD, a schooner of 148 tons register, sailed from Boston to Sydney and was wrecked at Scattarie Island.

    ALERT, A schooner of 36 tons register, sailed from Guysborough to Halifax and was wrecked at Fisherman's Harbour on November 26.

    EMELLE, A schooner of 101 tons register, sailed from Perce to Quebec and was wrecked at Caribou Island, N.S. on November 4.

    F. TOWNSEND, a schooner of 161 tons register, sailed from Saint John to Windsor
    and was wrecked at Port Greville on August 7.

    BENONA, a steamer of 872 tons register, sailed from North Sydney to Montreal and
    was wrecked at Aspey Bay, N.S., on July 11.

    BACHELORS, a barque of 655 tons register, sailed from Buenos Aires to Yarmouth
    and was wrecked at entrance of Yarmouth Harbour on November 8.

    VESTA, a brigantine of 148 tons register, sailed from Harbour Grace to North Sydney and was wrecked at Cranberry on October 29.

    WHITE WINGS, a schooner of 93 tons register, sailed from Liscomb to Boston and
    was wrecked at Liscomb Light on November 29.

    DAVID TAYLOR, a barque of 599 tons register, sailed from Londonderry, Ireland,
    to Saint John, N.B., and was wrecked 12 miles east of Lockeport, N.S. on May 20

    - FURY -
    3000 ton Liberian freighter.
    Built in Hamburg, Germany, in the year 1944, during the Second World War.
    "With a crew of seventeen, Captain Pateras on the Fury set sail for Halifax
    and Newfoundland. While passing Canso on Tuesday afternoon, December 2, 1964
    the vessel and crew experienced heavy seas which became much worse as they
    sailed westward in the direction of Halifax......eventually grounding at
    Steering Reef." All crew survived

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  • From silvershadowbaby@gmail.com@21:1/5 to NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien on Sun May 10 21:07:49 2020
    On Sunday, July 31, 1994 at 12:36:47 AM UTC-3, NAME Barry Dennis O'Brien wrote:
    This is a taken from an articl I ftp's, might be of interest to people
    in Nova Scotia ot travelling to it to dive.

    Barry O'Brien


    Ship Wrecks of Nova Scotia, Halifax Harbour and approaches.

    The information below was taken in part from:
    - Atlantic Divers Guide: Volume II, Nova Scotia
    by: David N. Barron
    224 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 4.
    approx. cost $12.00

    and

    - Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
    by: Jack Zinck
    291 pages, soft bound, #2 of a series of 2.
    approx. cost $10.00

    H. M. S. TRIBUNE, Tribune Head - Herring Cove.
    44-gun, 916-ton, 5th rate British frigate.
    wercked: Nov 16, 1797
    depth: 5 - 15 fathoms
    to see: cannons, cannonballs, scarce timbers, copper plates, brass spikes and nails, grapeshot, buttons, buckles, and assorted lead objects.

    SALERNO, lichfield Shoal - Halifax Harbour.
    92 metre, 2729-ton, iron-hulled.
    wrecked: June, 1905
    depth: 10 - 15 fathoms
    to see: complete poilers, great deal of marine life, center portion of ship.

    COSTARICAN TRADER, Duck Cove, Halibut bay - Halifax Harbour.
    115 metre, 4141 ton, Liberian Registered.
    wrecked: April 28, 1967
    depth: 0 - 15 fathoms
    to see: bow section, many small openings filled with marine life- cod, wolffish
    lump fish, perch.

    S. S. CLARE LILLEY, Black Rock Point - Halifax Harbour.
    3738 ton, British ammunition ship.
    wrecked: March 22, 1942
    depth: 1 to 15 fathoms
    to see: brass shell casing - 20 cm in length, large peices of wreckage, some live, unfired shells have been found, huge boilers.

    U. S. M. S. HUMBOLDT, Portuguese Cove, Halifax Harbour.
    89 metre, 1400 ton, side wheel paddle ship.
    wrecked: December 5, 1853
    depth: 6 to 12 fathoms
    lost: medallions, buttons, gold pocket watches, some coins, and small jewelry that are still being found.

    LETITIA, Portuguese Cove, Halifax Harbour.
    144 metre, 5764 ton, hospital ship.
    wrecked: August 1, 1917
    depth: 6 to 23 fathoms
    to see: large sections of wreckage crumbled and twisted, further out full view
    of the stern section.

    A. W. PERRY, Chebucto Head - Halifax Harbour.
    78 metre, 957 ton
    wrecked: June 15, 1915
    depth: 2 to 20 fathoms
    to see: two large boilers, portions of the propellor shaft, sections of the stern.

    ISLEWORTH, Chebucto Head, Halifax Harbour.
    120 metre,2988 ton steamship.
    wrecked: March 12, 1912
    depth: 7 to 23 fathoms
    to see:a section of the propellor and large twisted sections of hull.

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    Wrecks outside Halifax Harbour and Approaches.

    S.S. Petra, 78 metre, 1198 ton, three masted, iron hulled Norwegian barque. December 1910, Seven Islands, Pennant Bay.

    S. S. Atlantic, 129 metre, 3390 ton, 4 masted White Star steamship.
    April 1, 1873, Mosher Island, Lower Prospect.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OTHER WRECKS IN NOVA SCOTIA

    JOHN WESLEY, a schooner of 45 tons register, sailed from Liverpool to Halifax and was wrecked at Devil's Island, Halifax on September 4.

    PARA a brigantine of 281 tons register, sailed from Pernambuco to Halifax and was wrecked at Berry Head, Guysborough.

    ROTHESAY, a brigantine of 148 tons register, sailed from Saint John, N.B. to Sydney, N.S. and was wrecked at Scattarie Island on August 6.

    A. E. McDONALD, a schooner of 148 tons register, sailed from Boston to Sydney and was wrecked at Scattarie Island.

    ALERT, A schooner of 36 tons register, sailed from Guysborough to Halifax and was wrecked at Fisherman's Harbour on November 26.

    EMELLE, A schooner of 101 tons register, sailed from Perce to Quebec and was wrecked at Caribou Island, N.S. on November 4.

    F. TOWNSEND, a schooner of 161 tons register, sailed from Saint John to Windsor
    and was wrecked at Port Greville on August 7.

    BENONA, a steamer of 872 tons register, sailed from North Sydney to Montreal and
    was wrecked at Aspey Bay, N.S., on July 11.

    BACHELORS, a barque of 655 tons register, sailed from Buenos Aires to Yarmouth
    and was wrecked at entrance of Yarmouth Harbour on November 8.

    VESTA, a brigantine of 148 tons register, sailed from Harbour Grace to North Sydney and was wrecked at Cranberry on October 29.

    WHITE WINGS, a schooner of 93 tons register, sailed from Liscomb to Boston and
    was wrecked at Liscomb Light on November 29.

    DAVID TAYLOR, a barque of 599 tons register, sailed from Londonderry, Ireland,
    to Saint John, N.B., and was wrecked 12 miles east of Lockeport, N.S. on May 20

    - FURY -
    3000 ton Liberian freighter.
    Built in Hamburg, Germany, in the year 1944, during the Second World War.
    "With a crew of seventeen, Captain Pateras on the Fury set sail for Halifax
    and Newfoundland. While passing Canso on Tuesday afternoon, December 2, 1964
    the vessel and crew experienced heavy seas which became much worse as they
    sailed westward in the direction of Halifax......eventually grounding at
    Steering Reef." All crew survived

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