Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
(Jason Kennedy collection)
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.
|Vessel Name||British Freedom|
|Vessel Type||British tanker|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)|
|Propulsion||Oil / Screw|
|Built||1928 at Newcastle, England|
|Date of Loss||January 14, 1945|
|Reason for Loss||Torpedoed by U-1232|
|Wreck Location||Off Sambro Island, near Halifax|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||160 - 210'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Vessel was torpedoed while a convoy was being assembled outside of Halifax Harbour. On that same day, the U-1232 also torpedoed and sank the British tanker Athelviking and the American freighter Martin Van Buren.|
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