Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

Gertrude De Costa

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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Gertrude De Costa
Other Names  
Vessel Type Motorized fishing schooner
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 103' / 23' / 10'
Tonnage 109 GT
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Steam / Screw
Cargo Fish
Built 1912 in USA
Date of Loss March 18, 1950
Reason for Loss Collision at night with freighter Island Connector
Fatalities 11
Last Trip  
Wreck Location Halifax Harbour, between Ives Point and Point Pleasant
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 90'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations  
Other Information The Gertrude De Costa reportedly sank within one minute of the collision. The Island Connector picked up six survivors.
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