Queen of Nassau

Florida,North America

The steamer CGS Canada was built by Vickers in England and launched in 1904. She did service as guard and training ship in the Canadian navy and was armed with four Maxim machine guns. After the outbreak of world war one she refitted with a few cannons. In 1925 she was sold to Nassau and renamed Queen of Nassau. On a journey to Tampa she developed a leak and sank outside Key Largo 2.July 1926. The wreck was found in 2001 and rest today on a depth of 65 meter four nautical miles outside Islamorada.

Former names:
Queen of Nassau
CGS/HMCS  Canada
62,8 x 7,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
411 grt
Barrow ( UK ) 1904
Nassau ( BS )

GPS: 24 47.165N 080 39.546W
( Source: Neptun Dive )

Picture: Queen of Nassau
Courtesy of Neptun Dive

Last updated: November 2014