The Northland Prince

by Leigh Cossey 2018

Northland Prince

The Northland Prince (Photo from the collection of the Vancouver City Archives CVA_447-7226.1.)

The Northland Prince (ON 320164) IMO 5257634) was built in 1963 by Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. at North Vancouver BC. She was 312' x 46.1' x 22.4' steel-hulled 3150gt. She was powered by a 4200bhp T/S diesel engine by Stork–Werkspoor AG.

Northland Prince

The Northland Prince (Photo from the Leigh Cossey collection.)

Northland Prince

The Northland Prince (Photo from the Leigh Cossey collection.)

In 1963–1977 she was owned by Northland Shipping (1962) Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1978 she was sold to United International Bank of London as the St. Helena. In 1978 she was turned over to Curnow Shipping Co. of Port Leven Cornwall. In 1978 she was in the UK, St. Helena, Republic of South Africa service. In 1990 she was renamed as St. Helena Island. In 1990 she was renamed as Avalon. She went out of service in 1993.

Northland Prince

The Northland Prince (Photo from the Leigh Cossey collection.)

In 1967 she collided with the fishboat Secord No. 1 (which sank) in Grenville Channel.

Postage Stamp

Postage stamp from St. Helena depicting the Northland Prince as the R.M.S. St. Helena. (Photo from unknown source.)

These photographs were taken by my father, S.T. Cossey in February 1966 when the Northland Prince was in the drydock at Burrard Shipyard during the time I served in her.



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