Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
Halifax Lightship #19
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Halifax Lighthship #19
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|Vessel Name||Halifax Lightship #19|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1914 at Paisley, Scotland|
|Date of Loss||May 23, 1914|
|Reason for Loss||Struck rocks in fog and broke up|
|Fatalities||25 (entire crew)|
|Last Trip||Scotland to Halifax|
|Wreck Location||Off Liscomb Island, 100 miles east of Halifax|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Newly-built vessel was being delivered to Halifax when she struck rocks off Liscomb Island and broke up. The entire crew of 25 men perished in the incident.|
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