Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
Kolkhosnik (The Russian)
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
(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.
|Vessel Name||Kolkhosnik (Divers usually call it The Russian)|
|Vessel Type||Russian freighter|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||364' / /|
|Date of Loss||January 17, 1942|
|Reason for Loss||Struck Smithson Rock and sank|
|Last Trip||Boston to Halifax (to join a convoy)|
|Wreck Location||Off Sambro Island, outside Halifax Harbour|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||125 - 145'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Army tanks and jeeps on deck of wreck|
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