RCN Fishermen’s Reserve Vessels Still Afloat (2016)

by John MacFarlane 2016

The Royal Canadian Navy Fishermen’s Reserve was a small naval unit that was formed in anticipation of the Second World War on the Pacific coast. The unusual nature of the unit makes it a source of fascination for marine history buffs and ship watchers.

Allaverdy

Allaverdy #171806. In 2013–2016 she was sold to Ky Fan Phan and Phuong Thi Phan, Surrey BC. (Photo from the Ross Holkestad collection.)

Camenita

Camenita #154340. In 2011–2016 she was owned by Colin Ritchie, Alert Bay BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Capella I

Capella I #155156 In 2003–2016 she was owned by Derek Christensen, Hagensborg BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Ehkoli

Ehkoli #313121 In 2015–2016 she was owned by Mitchell D. St. Louis, Cowichan Bay BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Fifer

Fifer #171815 / #968810 (US) In 2012–2016 she was owned by Fifer LLC, San Francisco CA. (Photo from the Henderson collection.)

Flores / Cancolim II

Flores / Cancolim II #172318 In 2013–2016 she was owned by Richard A. Burr, Salt Spring Island BC. (Photo from the Rhodes collection.)

Howe Sound

Howe Sound #173572. In 1997–2016 she was owned by Stanley E. Hunt, Alert Bay BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Kuitan #178828 In 2003–2016 she was owned by Saltair Marine Services Ltd., Ladysmith BC.

Merry Chase

Merry Chase #155235. In 2011–2016 she was owned by West Wind Charter Ltd., New Westminster BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Mitchell Bay

Mitchell Bay #170409. In 1989–2016 she was owned by Mitchell Bay Fishing Ltd., Delta BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Signal

Signal #153310. In 1978–2016 she was owned by Paul Pearson (MO), Prince Rupert BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Talapus

Talapus #177553. In 2011–2016 she was owned by Westwind Tugboat Adventures Inc., New Westminster BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Vanisle

Vanisle #158914. In 2001–2016 she was owned by Leonard E. Ellis, Delta BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Vessels Thought to Have Been Manned by Fishermen’s Reserve Crews

Argent #153404. In 2011–2016 she was owned by James Crigger, Nanaimo BC.

Barmar

Barmar #170399. In 1990–2016 she was owned by Clavella Charters Ltd., Nanaimo BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Charmine

Charmine C. #154671. In 2001–2016 she was owned by Eric H. Clausen, Sointula BC. Since publication of this article Dave Pratt (British Columbia Nautical History Facebook Group 18/10/2016) reports that "I don’t think that the Charmine C is afloat any longer. I heard that she sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island. The last I saw her in Sointula, years ago, she was in rough shape." (Photo courtesy of the Richmond Archives 1999 6 418 (Charmine_C_1999-0006-00418))

Exilda

Exilda #154569. In 1995–2016 she was owned by William M. Glendale, Alert Bay BC. (Photo Photo courtesy of the Richmond Archives 1999 6 944 (Exilda_1999-0006-00944))

F.H. Phippen #130292. In 1991–2016 she was owned by Twin T. Holdings, Port Hardy BC.

Finella #156584. In 2011–2016 she was owned by Richard T.N. Lewis, Sooke BC.

Helen II #153308. In 2015–2016 she was owned by D & R Fishing Ltd., Ucluelet BC and 7Seas Fish Co. Ltd., Richmond BC.

Moresby No. 3

Moresby No. 3 #153050. In 2011–2013 she was owned by McNeill Bay Marine Ltd., Sidney BC (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Oslo #153307. In 2003–2016 she was owned by Frederick M. Dahlman, Heriot Bay BC.

Princeton No. 1

Princeton No. 1 #154667. In 2013–2016 she was owned by David N. Lewis, Alert Bay BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Relief #155155. In 2011–2016 she was owned by Granville Island Restaurant Inc., Vancouver BC.

Skidegate

Skidegate #154549. In 2001–2016 she was owned by Inar Jager, Minstrel Island BC. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

Teeny Milly #155188. In 2011–2016 she was owned by Peter Sakich, Gabriola Island BC.



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MacFarlane, John M. (2016) RCN Fishermen’s Reserve Vessels Still Afloat (2016). Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Fisheries_Reserve_Afloat.php

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