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Puffin (R.C.A.F.)

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Registry #1 173402 Registry #2 RCAF M.43 Registry #3
Name 1 1938c Sea Maid Y II Name 5
Name 2 1939 Puffin (R.C.A.F.) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1938c Place Steveston Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 39' x ? X ?
Builder Yamanaka, Sadakishi Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Fishpacker
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Patrol Vessel
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign PG8D; VXCY
Pendant  # M.43 Masters
At the start of the Second World War she was seized from her Japanese owners for service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. At the time her appraised value was $7,500.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
Freeman, David J. (2000); Weicht, Chris (1997); Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee (December 1942) Report of Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee. Vancouver BC; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa; Canada List of Shipping
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