On the Rocks: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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HMS Fantome - 1814

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

385

Length(ft)

94

Breadth(ft)

31

Depth(ft)

13

Masts

Decks

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

She was originally the French privateer LE FANTOME but was captured by H.M.S. MELAMPUS in June of 1810 and taken into British naval service.

Story

FANTOME was lost while escorting a convoy. Several of the convoy vessels were also lost. Today the location near Prospect is marked by a large boulder with FANTOME's name inscribed.

Vessel Type

Brig, 18 guns

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Foundered

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1814-11-24

Location

Prospect, near

Cargo

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Voyage to

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

France

Date

Registered at

United Kingdom

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Brig

Details

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