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Registry #1 173894 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1942 M.B.D. No. 8 (II) Name 5 1980 Imperial No. 5
Name 2 1944 B.D. No. 2 Name 6
Name 3 1947 Gilley No. 5 Name 7
Name 4 1963 Evco No. 5 Name 8
Year Built 1942 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 96.0' x 40.0' x 7.0'
Builder Mckenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric) 29.3m x 12.2m x 2.1m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 296.73 Type 1 Barge, crane & derrick
Registered Tonnage 296.73 Type 2 Dredge
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Non-powered
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # BD.2 Masters
In 1942 she was owned by Mckenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Ltd., Vancouver, BC. In 1944 she was sold to the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1946-1954 she was owned by Gilley Brothers Ltd., New Westminster BC. In 1954-1961 she was owned by Evans Coleman & Evans Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1964-1971 she was owned by Ocean Cement Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1971-1979 she was owned by Imperial Marine Industries Ltd., North Surrey BC. In 1977 the company name Imperial Marine Industries Ltd was changed to Rivetow Marine Ltd. In 1980 she was sold to C.R. Aggregate Sales Ltd., Vancouver, BC. In 1982 she was sold to Ocean Construction Supplies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. In 1982-2008 she was owned by K. Viney Contracting Ltd., Surrey BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 2008-10-03
Named Features
Significance of Name B.D. stood for Barge Derrick. M.B.D. stood for Mckenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Ltd.
The RCN employed her as a Derrick Scow at Prince Rupert BC. After the Second World War she was laid up in Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm.
Canada List of Shipping; Email (Bryon Taylor - Nauticapedia 08/01/2018); RG12 Reel T-11842 (1944) (M.B.D. No. 8); RG12 Reel T-11581 (Evco No. 5);
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