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Hada County

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Steamer Hada County
(from old postcard)


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 Hada County
Other Names Built as Nordkyn, renamed Hada, renamed Hada County
Vessel Type Steamer
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 386' / 53' / 
Tonnage 4,853 GT
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Steam / Screw
Cargo Coal
Built 1921 at Stockton-on-Tees, U.K.(Craig, Taylor & Co.)
Date of Loss December 6, 1941
Reason for Loss Grounded on reef and broke up
Fatalities None
Location Off Grand Manan Island, NB, wrecked on Brazil Shoal
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 44-36.378 N / 66-41.261 W
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 - Swansea, Wales to St. John, NB

For more information on this and other Grand Manan wrecks, see... http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/grand/ship-e.asp 

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