Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
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|Vessel Name||HMS Blonde|
|Other Names||Built as French warship La Blonde, Captured by British Navy in 1760 and recommissioned HMS Blonde.|
|Vessel Type||32-gun frigate (warship)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||133'|
|Cargo||American war prisoners (approximately 65)|
|Built||Le Harve, France|
|Date of Loss||May 10, 1782|
|Reason for Loss||Struck rock (now called Blonde Rock) and sank|
|Last Trip||Boston to Halifax|
|Wreck Location||Blonde Rock, south of Seal Island (near Cape Sable)|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
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|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||All on board made it to a nearby Seal Island and survived. The war prisoners were later set free.|
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