Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
Odysseus (The Greek)
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
Odysseus as Ellin
(from old postcard)
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||Odysseus (local divers call it The Greek)|
|Other Names||Built as Ellin|
|Vessel Type||Greek freighter|
|Owner||Panaghis ant Yannoulatos (Piraeus, Greece)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||390' / 52' /|
|Propulsion||Oil / Screw|
|Built||1913 at Sunderland, U.K. (Short Bros. Ltd.)|
|Date of Loss||January 17, 1945|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded on ledge and broke up|
|Wreck Location||Outside Halifax Harbour, just west of Chebucto Head|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||On May 4, 1917, while running off Ireland, Ellin was torpedoed by the German sub U-82. She made port with no loss of life and was repaired and put back in service. In 1936 the vessel was sold to Panaghis ant Yannoulatos and renamed Odysseus.|
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