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Comet (II)

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Registry #1 112812 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1901 Comet (II) Name 5 1935 Island Forest
Name 2 1914 Orotava Name 6 1955 Crown Zellerbach No. 2
Name 3 1921 James Dollar Name 7
Name 4 1930 Pacific Forester Name 8
Year Built 1901 Place Port Glasgow Area Scotland Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 323.0' x 46.1' x 26.0'
Builder Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3014 Type 1 Barkentine (4-masted)
Registered Tonnage 3014 Type 2 Barge, log
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Engines removed (1930) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign MDHT
Pendant  # Masters Captain W.J. Davies (1901); Captain Friedrich Dreier (1913);
In 1901 she was owned by Standard Oil Co. as a case oil carrier operated by the Anglo-American Oil Co., London UK. In 1913 she was sold to Rheederei A.G. 1896, Hamburg Germany. In 1921-1930 she was owned by Canadian Robert Dollar Co. Vancouver BC sailing from Bellingham WA USA. In 1922 she carried lumber for Yokohama. On her return in ballast she was laid up on Lake Union. In 1930 she was owned by Pacifice Coyle Navigation Co., Vancouver BC. She was hulked as a barge. In 1935-1949 she was owned by Island Tug & Barge Ltd., Victoria BC. In 1947 she was converted to a a log carrier with three loading derricks. In 1955 she was owned by Crown Zellerbach Canada, Vancouver BC. In 1958-1961 she was owned by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1962 she was beached as part of the breakwater in Royston BC.
Canada List of Shipping; Harbour & Shipping (Progress Publishing Co. Ltd.) Vol. 13 (1930); Heal, S.C. (2002); Photo Courtesy of Nauticapedia Collection;
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