Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Hebridean at anchor
in Herring Cove
(Nova Scotia Archives)
Loss of the Hebridean
New York Times article
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 Type||Harbour pilot boat (motorized 2-masted schooner)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||92' / 23' /|
|Propulsion||Sails and Oil/Screw|
|Built||1928 at Mahone Bay, NS|
|Date of Loss||March 28, 1940|
|Reason for Loss||Accidentally rammed and sunk by a freighter|
|Fatalities||9 crewmen (6 survived the incident)|
|Wreck Location||Halifax Harbour, 3 miles off Chebucto Head|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||While on station at the harbour entrance on a clear, calm night, the Hebridean was accidentally rammed by an inbound freighter and sank quickly.|
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