Marine Heritage Database

HMS North - 1779

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

Length(ft)

Breadth(ft)

Depth(ft)

Masts

Decks

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

NORTH was a captured Amercian vessel, taken by the Biritsh in 1778 and commissioned in the Royal Navy. Few records survive about her. She was a "sloop of war", a naval rating for a small warship, not large enought to rate a commissioned commander. Her actual sail rig is uncertain.

Vessel Type

Sloop

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Stress of weather

Date of Wreck

1779-12-11

Location

Halifax, 1 mile from Lighthouse

Cargo

Lives Lost

170

Voyage from

Sydney, Nova Scotia , Canada

Voyage to

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Remarks

Sank with HELENA. Together about 170 died.

Ship Construction

Built at

United States

Date

Registered at

United Kingdom

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Unknown

Details

Rated as a sloop, 18 guns

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