Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #5
sister ship of Phoenix
(British 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||HMS Phoenix|
|Vessel Type||Composite screw sloop|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||170' / 36' /|
|Hull Construction||Composite - wood planking on iron frame|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw / Sails (barque rigged)|
|Built||1979 at Devonport Dockyard, England|
|Date of Loss||September 12, 1882|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded on reef|
|Fatalities||None - Approximately 100 men got off safely|
|Last Trip||Gaspe to Canso|
|Wreck Location||Off East Point, Prince Edward Island|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||30' Maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Completely broken up|
|Diving Considerations||Reportedly, this wreck can be reached by a shore dive. The exact location can be obtained from local divers and fishermen. This is a strong current area, so diving should be planned for slack tide only.|
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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