The F.D. 3

by John MacFarlane and Pat Simon 2017

F.D. 3

F.D. 3 (owned by George Quocksister) when she had a blue hull. (Photo from the Pat Simon collection.)

In 1944 she was built at Nanaimo BC by Newcastle Ship Building Co. Ltd. She was built as R.C.A.F. Stuart; then Stuart; then F.D. 3; then Northern Mist. 16.64m x 4.88m x 2.10m (54.6' x 16.0' x 6.9') Wooden hull 44.37gt 17rt. She was pwoered by a 180hp engine (1944) and repowered by a 220bhp diesel engine.

Northern Mist

Northern Mist summer of 1997 (Photo from the Pat Simon collection.)

In 1943-1944 she was acquired by the RCAF for service with the Western Air Command Marine Squadron based at Vancouver BC. In 1944-1973 she was owned by The Minister of Fisheries, Ottawa ON. In 1974-1988 she was owned by George Quocksister, Campbell River BC. In 1989-1995 she was owned by James Walkus, Nanoose Bay BC. In 1997-2017 she was owned by Gary E. Simon and Patricia Simon, Delta BC.

Northern Mist

Northern Mist with new superstructure 2013 (Photo from the Pat Simon collection.)

As an RCAF vessel she was based at Western Air Command, Vancouver, BC.

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. and Pat Simon (2017) The F.D. 3. 2017.

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