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Celestial Empire

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Registry #1 106769 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1897 Celestial Empire Name 5
Name 2 1926c Cape Scott (I) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1897 Place Hull Area Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 121.2' x 21.0' x 11.3'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Iron Displacement
Gross Tonnage 207 Type 1 Fishboat, halibut
Registered Tonnage 103 Type 2 Tug
Engine 58hp Steam engine (1897) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1902 she was rebuilt at Hull UK. Call Sign VGFM
Pendant  # V045A Masters Captain Lewis (1926); Captain B. Barry; Captain Evan "Drydie" Drysdale (1936);
In 1908 she was a North Sea trawler owned by UK owners. In 1926-1952 she was sold to Pacific (Coyle) Navigation Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. She was sold to Captain B.L. ‘Barney’ Jones.
Fate Breakwater Date 1946-00-00
Named Features Celestial Bluff (BC)
Significance of Name
In 1908 she was brought to BC for halibut fishing. She was dismantled in 1946 at British Columbia Marine Ways. Her engine was transferred to Pacific (Coyle) tug Newington. Her hull was beached at Oyster Bay for use as a breakwater.
Dalzell, Kathleen E. (1973); Canada List of Shipping; Photo Courtesy of Nauticapedia Collection;
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