Marine Heritage Database

Lightship No. 19 - 1914

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Shipwreck Details

Description

Lightship No. 19 was lost with all aboard on her maiden delivery voyage from Glasgow to Halifax where she was to become the new Halifax Lightship.

Story

Lightship No. 19, built in Scotland for service off Halifax having almost completed her maiden voyage struck Crook's Ledge off the mouth of Liscomb Harbour during a thick fog Friday Night, and all hands aboard perished. The Lightship is a total loss. It is thought that twenty were on board. Her captain, officers and crew belonged to the other side of the Atlantic. Several bodies have been discovered. Female clothing and a child's stocking have been found among the wreckage. Digby Weekly Courier, Friday May 29, 1914, p.2, c.5. The loss of life was later adjusted to 19. In 1973 a monument to the wreck was erected by the Department of Transport in the St. John's United Church cemetery in Liscomb.

Vessel Type

Lightship

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Wrecked

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1914-05-06

Location

Crook's Ledges, off the mouth of Liscomb Harbour.

Cargo

Lives Lost

19

Voyage from

Glasgow, Glasgow , Scotland

Voyage to

Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada

Remarks

Ship Construction

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Date

Registered at

United Kingdom

Date

Propulsion

Rig

Unknown

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