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Report on Ashmore wreck
from The Advertiser, 1918
Adelaide, Australia

Barque Ashmore
at dock

The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Ashmore
Other Names  
Vessel Type Barque (3 masts)
Owner Norwegian-Owned
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 219' / 35' / 
Tonnage 1,043
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Light
Built 1877 at Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Loss April 2, 1918
Reason for Loss Stranded on ledge and wrecked
Fatalities None
Location Off Grand Manan, NB - Dixon Rocks (Murr Ledges), between Long Ledge and Yellow Ledge
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet)  
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan
Other Information Last Trip - St. Vincent, Cape Verde to St. John, NB
For more information on Grand Manan and its shipwrecks, see our Grand Manan page.
Attention Divers
The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors.  For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.

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