Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #5
Cape Breton Island
Ship's previous name
(State Library of NSW)
Kismet II - Article 1
New York Times
Kismet II - Article 2
New York Times
Kismet II on the rocks
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||Kismet II|
|Other Names||Empire Lorenzo and Baron Elcho|
|Vessel Type||Liberian freighter|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||315' / 46' /|
|Propulsion||Oil / Screw|
|Built||1942 as Empire Lorenzo at West Hartlepool, UK (William Gray & Co.)|
|Date of Loss||November 25, 1955|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded in storm|
|Last Trip||Philadelphia to Summerside, PEI|
|Wreck Location||Off Cape Saint Lawrence, west of Meat Cove, Cape Breton|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Wrecked at base of a high cliff. Crew of 21 rescued by Canadian Navy helicopter.|
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