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Andamara

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Registry #1 170937 Registry #2 CN Z.22 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1937 Twin Isles Name 5
Name 2 1940 Andamara Name 6
Name 3 1941 Andamara (HMCS) Name 7
Name 4 1946 Sylva Queen Name 8
 
Year Built 1937 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 45.9' x 11.2' x 5.3'
Builder Boeing Aircraft (Canada) Ltd. Measurement (metric) 14m x 3.4m x 1.6m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 25.03 Type 1 Work Boat
Registered Tonnage 18.16 Type 2 Yacht
Engine 110hp engine (1937) Engine Manufacture
Repower 118bhp diesel engine (1961c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Z.22 Masters Able-Seaman Neil Macmillan RCNVR (1945);
 
Owner(s)
In 1937-1940 she was owned by Maquinna Investments Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1941-1946 she was Canadian Naval Patrol Boat in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1946-1958 she was owned by Powell River Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1961 she was owned by MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1967 she was owned by Harry Lucas, Vancouver BC. In 1968-1979 she was owned by John S. Clarke, Sidney BC. In 1985 she was owned by Jack Davis, Victoria BC. In 1983 she was owned by Mick Hargreaves, C.F.S. Holberg, Holberg BC. In 1990-1991 she was owned by Duane & Randi Fox, Nanaimo BC. In 2003-2005 she was owned by Richard B. Mourant, Sidney BC.
 
Fate Registry closed Date 2005-08-22
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
"Disregarding warning shouts to stand away from the ship, the trim 50-foot Royal Canadian Navy harbour rescue ship Andamara daringly steamed up to the stricken vessel and helped take off survivours. Describing the incident later, the Andamara's youthfull skipper, Able Seaman Neil Macmillan said, "We were right under the ships's stern when the third blast went off. We loaded as many as we could aboard our ship and we rendered first aid on the way to the dock. Then we went back to the scene and stood by."" Quote from the Victoria Daily Colonist regarding the 1945 expolsion of the Greenhill Park.
 
References
Canada List of Shipping; Freeman, David J. (2000)
Last update
2016-07-23

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