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Registry #1 100793 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1886 Premier (III) Name 5
Name 2 1902 Charmer (I) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1886 Place San Francisco Area CA Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 200.0' x 42.0' x 12.9'
Builder Union Iron Works Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 1044 Type 1 Passenger/freight vessel
Registered Tonnage 497 Type 2
Engine 1300hp triple reciprocating 3-cylinder engine Engine Manufacture Union Iron Works
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1923 she was converted to carry automobiles on Vancouver-Nanaimo run. Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters (as Premier): Captain John O'Brien; Captain B. Gilboy. (as Charmer): Captain Robert Alexander Hunter; Captain Jack Williams
In 1886-1901 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Navigation Company, Victoria BC. In 1901 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. Ltd., Victoria BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1935-00-00
Named Features Charmer Point (BC)
Significance of Name
Capacity 300 day passengers, staterooms for 79. In 1892 she collided with Willamette and was beached at Bush Point, towed to Victoria. In 1902 she made her 3000th voyage. In 1907 she was involved in a collision with CPR trans-Pacific steamer Tartar (both vessels heavily damaged). In 1916 she rammed and sank the CGS Quadra in fog off Nanaimo. In 1933 she served as a dressing room for bathers at Newcastle Island. In 1935 she was dismantled, the hull was burned at Albert Head, Victoria BC.
Turner, R.D. (2001); Canada List of Shipping (1898)
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