The J.R. Morgan (ex–Bruno, ex–Prince Albert)

by John MacFarlane 2015

J.R. Morgan

J.R. Morgan (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )

(ON 099584) She was built in 1892 in Hull UK as the Bruno. She was subsequently renamed in 1910 as the Prince Albert and in 1935 as the J.R. Morgan. Her dimensions 232’ x 30.0’ x 14.1’ steel–hulled displacing 974.00gt 637.56rt 1015 tons and powered by a 170nhp steam engine. About 1949 she was a non–powered barge (Her engines were emoved.)

J.R. Morgan

J.R. Morgan (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )

In 1892–1900 she was owned by the Wilson Line (T. Wilson & Sons), Hull UK. In 1910 she was owned by Grand Trunk Pacific Development Co., Montreal QC. In 1923 she was owned by Ernest Wild (broker), Vancouver BC. In 1925–1926 she was owned by George M. Dean, Vancouver BC, In 1927–1929 she was owned by Pan American Shipping Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1930 she was owned by the Atlantic & Pacific Navigation Co., Vancouver BC. In 1935–1949 she was owned by Badwater Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In c1945 she was owned by the Gibson Brothers, Vancouver BC. In 1949 she was owned by the Tahsis Co., Vancouver BC.

On August 19th, 1914 she went ashore on Butterworth Rocks. On June 23rd, 1920 she grounded in Victoria Harbour BC. On 1 April 1925 she was lying off San Francisco when she fouled the Trans–Pacific undersea cable, breaking communications with the orient. She was sued for damages by the Commercial Cable Company but her owners avoided payment by transferring her ownership to a dummy company. In 1935 she was renamed as the J.R. Morgan, a rum runner mother ship converted to a tug. In 1935 she was aground on Lasqueti Island BC. In c1940 she was used for towing Davis Rafts across Hecate Strait. In 1935 she was aground on Lasqueti Island BC. On 19/05/1950 she sank off Perez Rock, Estevan Point BC (Vancouver Island BC) at 48° 20’N & 126° 35’W.



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MacFarlane, John M. (2015) The J.R. Morgan (ex–Bruno, ex–Prince Albert) Nauticapedia.ca 2015. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/JR_Morgan.php

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