Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Herman Frasch photo
(U.S. Navy photo)
Herman Frasch loss report
NY Times - 10/5/1918
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||Herman Frasch|
|Vessel Type||Bulk Freighter|
|Owner||Union Sulphur Co.|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||345' / 48' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1910 at Quincy, MA (Fore River Shipbuilding Co.)|
|Date of Loss||October 4, 1918|
|Reason for Loss||Collision with tanker George G. Henry|
|Wreck Location||North Atlantic Ocean - 150 miles SE of Nova Scotia|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||The collision occurred around midnight and the Frasch sank within 7 minutes. The George G. Henry stood by through the night and rescued 65 survivors from the Frasch. At the time of the sinking (World War I), the Frasch was in the Army Transport Service and was manned by a U.S. Navy crew. For more information on the Herman Frasch, see... http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/h5/herman_frasch.htm|
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