Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
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Parisian partially sunk
at Halifax dock
Report on Collision
NY Times - 26 Mar 1905
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 Type||Passenger Steamer (bark-rigged)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||440' / 46' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Cargo||Passengers and General Cargo|
|Built||1880 at Glasgow, Scotland (Robert Napier & Sons)|
|Date of Loss||March 25, 1905|
|Reason for Loss||Collision with Steamer Albano (Hamburg-American Line)|
|Last Trip||Liverpool-Halifax-St. John|
|Wreck Location||The Parisian partially sank at dock in Halifax, but later was raised, repaired and put back in service|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
Parisian and Albano were both inbound to Halifax when they
collided off Chebucto Head on a clear evening. The Parisian began
taking on water immediately, but both vessels raced for the docks in
Halifax. Both arrived safely, with no loss of life, but the Parisian
partially sank at the dock.
The Parisian was built with two funnels, but during a refit in 1899, one funnel was removed.
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