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Hurry On - 1935

Ship Type

Typical Profile

V

G

J

M


Code Flags

Tonnage

638

Length(ft)

174

Breadth(ft)

29

Depth(ft)

12.7

Masts

Decks

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

Story

HURRY ON had a very checkered career. Designed as a small coastal freighter, she was used for rum running in British Columbia before being purchased by Nova Scotian owners. She had several accidents prior to her tragic sinking in 1935. Her final owner was Unus. Shipping Co. Ltd. Near Judique on the coast of Cape Breton, HURRY ON began to list. The crew abandoned ship in a single lifeboat and shortly afterwards, HURRY ON turned over and sank. The lifeboat flipped over twice during the night and 6 died, including the captain. In the morning, the 6 survivors made it to shore.

Vessel Type

Motor, General Cargo

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Foundered

Cause of Event

Stress of weather

Date of Wreck

1935-09-23

Location

Cape Jack, 6.5 miles from Henry Island

Cargo

Corn

Lives Lost

6

Voyage from

Voyage to

Montreal, Quebec , Canada

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Boitzenburg, Germany

Date

1923

Official Number

148914

Registered at

Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Screw

Rig

None

Details

Built by Nordd. Union Werke A. G.

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