Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia


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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches

Steamer Bohemian
(Jason Kennedy collection)

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Wreck report 3/2/1920
New York Times

Wreck report 3/3/1920
New York times

The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Bohemian
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Vessel Type Steamer
Owner Leyland Line
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 512' / 58' /
Tonnage 5,544 NT
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Steam / Screw
Cargo Passengers and general cargo
Built 1900 at Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Loss March 1, 1920
Reason for Loss Struck ledge in storm and broke up
Fatalities 7 (177 survivors)
Last Trip Boston to Liverpool, UK
Wreck Location Off Black Rock, outside Halifax Harbour (near Sambro Island)
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Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 75'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
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Other Information  
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