Marine Heritage Database

Emperor Of St. John  - 1896

Ship Type

Typical Profile

T

P

F

N


Code Flags

Tonnage

2409

Length(ft)

251

Breadth(ft)

43.6

Depth(ft)

23.6

Masts

Decks

Hull

Steel

Shipwreck Details

Description

Owned by Emperor of St. John Ltd

Story

She suffered very heavy damage to bottom plates, framing, rudder post and rudder when she ran aground. The accident report does not indicate if the vessel was deemed a total loss or not but subsequent years of Lloyd's Registers do not list this vessel, indicating that the damage was fatal.

Vessel Type

Steam, General Cargo

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Dragged anchor

Date of Wreck

1896-01-06

Location

About 1.5 miles S of Cape George. Gut of Canso.

Cargo

General Merchandise

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Montreal, Quebec , Canada

Voyage to

Guysboro, Nova Scotia , Canada

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Date

Official Number

140960

Registered at

Saint John, New Brunswick , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Rig

Details

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