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Colonel Lawson

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Registry #1 176754 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1944 Colonel Lawson Name 5
Name 2 1946 Robert Rachel Name 6
Name 3 1959 Sea Mate II Name 7
Name 4 1982 Okisollo Name 8
Year Built 1944 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 53.9' x 16.0' x 6.1'
Builder Vancouver Shipyards Ltd. Measurement (metric) 16.43m x 4.88m x 1.86m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 50.97 Type 1 Work Boat
Registered Tonnage 34.66 Type 2 Yacht, power-cruiser
Engine 165bhp engine (1944) Engine Manufacture Gray Motor Co., Detroit MI USA
Repower 240hp engine (1958) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Z.78 Masters
In 1944-1946 she was owned by the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps). In 1946-1958 she was owned by Robert V. Smith, New Westminster BC. In 1959-1983 she was owned by Ridgway W. Wilson, North Vancouver BC. In 1983-1998 she was owned by Ridgeway W. Wilson Jr., Ladysmith BC. In 1999-2000 she was owned by Grant Addlington. In 2001-2004 she was owned by Okisollo Holdings Ltd., Brentwood Bay BC. In 2011-2014 she was owned by Joel M. Cotter, Victoria BC. In 2015-2017 she was owned by Edward J. Morton and Dorothy Morton, Campbell River BC.
Fate Afloat in 2017 Date
Named Features
Significance of Name The significance of the name is that the name is a First Nations meaning of ‘fast water’.
During the Second World War she was operated by the Canadian Army Pacific Command Water Transport Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in service north to the Aleutian Islands. In 1947-1958 she was used to fish tuna off the coast of Mexico. After the Second World War she was laid up at the ship boneyard in Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm BC,
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