Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
New York Times article
on Otter loss
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 Otter|
|Other Names||Built as yacht Conseco|
|Vessel Type||Navy patrol boat (converted yacht)|
|Owner||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||160' / 25' /|
|Propulsion||Oil / Screw|
|Built||1921 at City Island, NY|
|Date of Loss||March 26, 1941|
|Reason for Loss||Caught fire and sank|
|Fatalities||19 sailors (22 survived the incident)|
|Last Trip||Harbour patrol|
|Wreck Location||Off Halifax - 11km (6.8 mi) SE of Sambro Island|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||Approximately 300'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
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