Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador


 Smith's Dock Co.

 Middlesbrough, England

 Completed  1929

 Hawke Harbour

 Whaling Company

 Type  Steel whale catcher
 Gross Tons  251  Captain

 Johan Borgen

 Length  122.25 feet  Crew  ca. 12
 Beam  24 feet  Horsepower  750
 Draft  13.5 feet  Boilers  1 coal/oil
 Engines  1 steam triple expansion  Speed  12.5 knots
 Propellers  1    

Shipwreck Information

 Date  ca. 1968-70  Location  Conception Harbour, Nfld.

 Broke moorings

 & sank

 Crew lost  0
 Weather  Storm?  Sea state  Rough?

Shipwreck Oral History Workshop

SPSNL is offering a workshop on collecting oral history on shipwrecks on 24 & 25 June 2017. Information and registration forms are now available!


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