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Camenita (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 154340 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN# 99374
Name 1 1927 Camenita Name 5
Name 2 1942 Camenita (H.M.C.S.) Name 6
Name 3 1945 Camenita Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1927 Place Steveston Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 53.4' x 14.3' x 7.3'
Builder Yamanaka, Sadakishi Measurement (metric) 16.28m x 4.36m x 2.23m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 39.99 Type 1 Fishboat, seiner
Registered Tonnage 27.19 Type 2 Patrol vessel
Engine 2.5hp engine (1927) Engine Manufacture
Repower 50hp engine (1958c); 170hp engine (1961c); 230bhp diesel engine (2004c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # FY.41 Masters Coxswain James F. Brown RCNR (1943); Coxswain Thor Sollien RCNR (1944)
In 1930-1942 she was owned by Takejiro Nakata, Steveston BC. At the start of the Second World War she was seized from Japanese owners for service with the Royal Canadian Navy. At the time her appraised value was $6,900. In 1942 her ownership was transferred to His Majesty the King. In 1945-1948 she was owned by Ante Boroevich, Vancouver BC. In 1949-1955 she was owned by H. Bell-Irving & Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1956 she was owned by Joseph Carr, Vancouver BC. In 1956-1958 she was owned by James Wadhams, Alert Bay BC. In 1979-2004 she was owned by Norman J. Wadhams, Alert Bay BC. In 2011-2016 she was owned by Colin Ritchie, Alert Bay BC.
Fate Afloat in 2016 Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1942 she was commissioned into the RCN Fisherman's Reserve as Camenita (H.M.C.S.) - Canadian Naval Patrol Vessel, Fishermen's Reserve
Canada List of Shipping; Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee (December 1942) Report of Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee. Vancouver BC; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa; Freeman, David J. (2000)
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