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Port Essington No. II

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Registry #1 154915 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1928 Port Essington No. II Name 5
Name 2 1961c Percy W. Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1928 Place Steveston Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 58.6' x 16.2' x 6.8'
Builder Yamanaka, Sadakishi Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 51 Type 1 Fishboat, general
Registered Tonnage 35 Type 2
Engine 90bhp diesel engine (1928) Engine Manufacture Washington Ironworks, Seattle WA USA
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1928 she was owned by H. Kamada, Port Essington, BC. In 1931 she was owned by John O'B Williams, Vancouver BC. In 1958-1961 she was owned by Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
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Significance of Name
On April 28, 1970 she grounded on Rose Spit, Hecate Strait BC.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Harbour & Shipping (Progress Publishing Co. Ltd.) Vol. 11 (1928); Canada List of Shipping; List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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