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Registry #1 150921 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1921 Radio Name 5
Name 2 1937 Gryphon (I) Name 6
Name 3 1973 Magna Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1921 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 46.4' x 14.2' x 6.2'
Builder Moscrop, Arthur Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 28 Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage 3 Type 2
Engine 5nhp 4cyl. diesel engine (1921) Engine Manufacture Atlas Gas Engine Co., San Francisco CA USA
Repower 325bhp Atlas diesel engine (1937); 180bhp Washington engine; 440bhp engine (1961); Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1937 she was rebuilt at Vancouver BC to 46.4' x 15' x 8.1'. Call Sign VCMW
Pendant  # V038A Masters Captain Andy Alfredson; Captain Geordie Stewart (1978);
 
Owner(s)
In 1921-1926 she was owned by Captain John A. Cates Tug & Wharfage Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1926-1972 she was owned by Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1972-1978 she was owned by Jomar Marine Services Ltd., Vancouver BC.
 
Fate Registry closed Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
She was built as the first full diesel tug she was built in BC. On April 5, 1978 she sank in Cordero Channel BC. In July 1978 she burned and was declared a total constructive loss.
 
References
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Canada List of Shipping; List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
Last update
2013-05-21

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