Marine Heritage Database

Skidby - 1905

Ship Type

Typical Profile

M

V

G

T


Code Flags

Tonnage

3703

Length(ft)

343

Breadth(ft)

45.1

Depth(ft)

20.1

Masts

Decks

Hull

Steel

Shipwreck Details

Description

Story

After striking the northwest bar, Captain Pearson cut his engines and dropped anchor. Eight hours later SKIDBY drifted and then grounded again. The 26 crew were able to walk to shore and on March 3rd LADY LAURIER took them to Halifax. A formal investigation held on April 18/19 found the captain at fault for having initially cut the engines instead of attempting to free the vessel. SKIDBY's boilers were visible for many years after her hull disappeared.

Vessel Type

General Cargo, Schooner

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1905-01-31

Location

Sable Island, 1.5 miles SE of West Light

Cargo

Ballast

Lives Lost

Voyage from

South Shields, South Tyneside , England

Voyage to

Baltimore, Maryland , United States

Remarks

Total Loss.

Ship Construction

Built at

Stockton, United Kingdom

Date

1892.11

Official Number

98534

Registered at

West Hartlepool, Hartlepool , England

Date

Propulsion

Rig

Details

Built by R. Ropner & Son Co. Builder was owner.

Looking for more information on this wreck? Go to our Shipwreck Research Page.

Looking for more Shipwrecks? Try another search.

enter a search
select a search field
 
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Original Data Design by Katherine Riordan, Computers for People

This Web Site is dedicated to the memory of Terry Shaw

This page and all contents Crown copyright © 2018, Province of Nova Scotia, all rights reserved.
Comments to: Maritime Museum of the Atlanic      / Last updated on 2007-10-05

Privacy Statement