Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
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|Other Names||Built as Stad Zwolle|
|Vessel Type||Freighter (Norwegian)|
|Owner||F.N. Nordbø (Haugesund, Norway)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1920 at Zalt-Bommel, Holland (Built as Stad Zwolle)|
|Date of Loss||May 17, 1942|
|Reason for Loss||Torpedoed by German U-boat U-588|
|Fatalities||1 (23 crewmen were rescued by Nova Scotia lobster boat O. K. Service IV)|
|Last Trip||Philadelphia to Halifax - to join a trans-Atlantic convoy to England|
|Wreck Location||60 miles SW of Yarmouth, NS|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||43-06 N / 067-20 W or 43-07 N / 067-18 W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||600'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Diving Considerations||Much too deep for recreational divers|
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