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|Vessel Name||Turkish Empire|
|Other Names||Built as Istanboul|
|Vessel Type||Square-Rigged Ship (3 masts)|
|Owner||Stewart Brothers, London|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||229' / 37' /|
|Hull Construction||Composite (iron frames and wood planking)|
|Built||1856 at West Hartlepool, UK|
|Date of Loss||March 7, 1879|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded at night in gale and quickly broke up|
|Fatalities||7 (6 crewmen were rescued)|
|Location||Off East shore of Big Duck Island (Great Duck Island), Grand Manan|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Probably completely gone|
|Diving Considerations||Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan|
Trip - St. John, NB to Dublin, Ireland
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