The Tug Sooke Prince

by John MacFarlane and Chad Giesbrecht 2016

Sooke Prince

Sooke Prince in Sharcott Towing Ltd. livery (Photo from the Les Sharcott collection. )

In 1974 she was built in Victoria BC by United Engineering Works Ltd. She was 9.63m x 4.21m x 1.28m steel hulled 9.44gt 6.42rt powered by a 340bhp diesel engine.

Sooke Prince

Sooke Prince in Rapid Towing Co. Ltd. livery (Photo from the Chad Giesbrecht collection. )

In 1974–1986 she was owned by Sooke Towing (1972) Ltd. (Robbie Robinson), Victoria BC. In 1987–1993 she was owned by Douglas A. MacFarlane, Sooke BC. In 1994–2001 she was owned by 433727 B.C. Ltd., Oona river BC. In 2003–2004 she was owned by Sharcott Towing Ltd., Nanaimo BC. In 2011–2014 she was owned by Cable Bay Marine Towing Ltd., Nanaimo BC. In 2015–2016 she was owned by Rapid Towing Co. Ltd., Nanaimo BC.

Sooke Prince

Sooke Prince in Rapid Towing Co. Ltd. livery (Photo from the Chad Giesbrecht collection. )

In her early days she towed out of Sooke harbour in support of Lamford Mill. Then she moved up to operate in Prince Rupert BC. Since 2003 she has been based in Nanaimo BC.

Sooke Prince

Sooke Prince in Rapid Towing Co. Ltd. livery (Photo from the Chad Giesbrecht collection. )

Note the lovely sheer line. She has a 12–71 engine for power pushing past a 45" steering nozzle.



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