Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
HMCS Middlesex aground
at Half Island Point
(Canadian Navy photo)
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||HMCS Middlesex (J328)|
|Vessel Type||Minesweeper / Escort (Algerine Class minesweeper)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||225' / 35' /|
|Propulsion||Oil / Screw (or Steam / Screw)|
|Built||1944 at Port Arthur, Ontario|
|Date of Loss||December 2, 1946|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded on shoal|
|Wreck Location||Half Island Point, off Lawrencetown|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||We don't know if anything remains of this wreck today.|
built as minesweepers, the Canadian Algerine Class vessels were used
primarily as convoy escorts.
The Navy was unable to refloat the vessel, so removed all usable gear and abandoned it to the elements.
Attention Divers The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors. For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.
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