Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
Clare Lilley aground at
Black Rock Point
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||Clare Lilley|
|Other Names||Previous names Cliffside, Modie, Eastcliffe|
|Vessel Type||British freighter|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||350' / 50' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Cargo||Bombs and ammunition|
|Built||1917 at Sunderland, UK|
|Date of Loss||March 17, 1942|
|Reason for Loss||Ran aground and broke up|
|Last Trip||New York to Halifax - to join a convoy bound for Europe|
|Wreck Location||Black Rock Point, Halifax Harbour, between Ferguson's cove and Portuguese Cove|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||20 - 50'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Much of the hazardous cargo was removed after World War II|
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