Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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||Napoleon III|
|Vessel Type||Buoy tender & lighthouse supply ship|
|Owner||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||173' / 30' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1856 at Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of Loss||October 18, 1890|
|Reason for Loss||Stranded in gale and wrecked|
|Wreck Location||Little Glace Bay - East of Sydney|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||For more information on the Napoleon III, click here to go to the Canadian Coast Guard History website.|
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