Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia


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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches

 Freighter Kaaparen
(Jason Kennedy collection)

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.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Kaaparen
Other Names Original name Larviksfjord
Vessel Type Swedish freighter
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 354' / 50' / 
Tonnage 3,386
Hull Construction Steel
Propulsion Oil / Screw
Cargo Nickel and Aluminum
Built 1930 at Gothenburg, Sweden
Date of Loss June 14, 1942
Reason for Loss Collision with Tungsha while forming a convoy
Fatalities None
Last Trip  
Wreck Location Outside Halifax Harbour, 7 miles east of Sambro Island
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 44-26-50 N / 63-25-10 W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 250'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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