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Chamiss Bay (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 154926 Registry #2 CN FY.39 Registry #3
Name 1 1928 Chamiss Bay Name 5
Name 2 1940c Chamiss Bay (H.M.C.S.) Name 6
Name 3 1945c Chamiss Bay Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1928 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 65.7' x 16.3' x 7.9'
Builder W.R. Menchions & Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 62 Type 1 Fishboat, seiner
Registered Tonnage 39 Type 2 Patrol vessel
Engine 5hp engine (1928) Engine Manufacture
Repower 110hp engine (1949c); 268hp engine (1958c); Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # FY.39 Masters Skipper William J. Hay RCNR 1943-1944
In 1928-1942 she was owned by Rayotara Kita (Nanaimo Shipyards), Nanaimo BC. At the start of the Second World War she was seized from Japanese owners for service with the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1942 she was appraised at $10,800. In 1942 her ownership was transferred to His Majesty the King. In 1942 she was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy Fisherman's Reserve as Chamiss Bay (H.M.C.S.) - Canadian Naval Patrol Vessel, Fishermen's Reserve/ Bathythermograph. In 1946 she was owned by Cleto Feraro, Vancouver BC. In 1949-1979 she was owned by Richard Carpenter, Bella Bella BC. In 1980 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Richmond BC and Christie Packing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1943-1944 she was a tender to HMCS Chatham.
Harbour & Shipping (Progress Publishing Co. Ltd.) Vol. 11 (1928); Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee (December 1942) Report of Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee. Vancouver BC; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa.
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