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Crown Zellerbach No. 1

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Registry #1 099434 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1892 Somali Name 5 1930 Pacific Carrier
Name 2 1900 Alsterdamn Name 6 1936 Island Carrier (I)
Name 3 1912 Adolph Vinnen Name 7 1957c Crown Zellerbach No. 1
Name 4 1922 Mae Dollar Name 8
 
Year Built 1892 Place Port Glasgow Area Scotland Country UK
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 329.9' x 47.0' x 27.1'
Builder Russell & Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement 3375
Gross Tonnage 3410 Type 1 Freighter
Registered Tonnage 3410 Type 2 Barge, log
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Sail
Rebuilds In 1929 she was rebuilt as a log barge Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
 
Owner(s)
In 1898 she was owned by Gilbert M. Steeves & Co., Liverpool UK. She was sold to AG Alster, Hamburg Germany. She was sold to F.A. Vinnen & Co., Bremen Germany. In 1931-1932 she was owned by the Canadian Robert Dollar Co., Dollarton BC. In 1939-1944 she was owned by Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd., Victoria BC. In 1953 she was owned by Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd. In 1958-1961 she was owned by the Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC.
 
Fate Registry closed Date
 
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Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
In 1914 she was interned at Santa Rosalia, Mexico. After the war she was awarded to Italy for reparations. In May 1969 she was sold to Capital Iron & Metals of Victoria for demolition but towed to Alaska to be a pier for the Alaska pipeline. This fell through and she was taken to Seattle in October 1971. John Campbell (British Columbia Nautical History Facebook Group 22/11/2017) states that "She was converted to a hog fuel barge. On June 16, 1945 her cargo caught fire at Alberni and the barge was sunk to extinguish the fire but not before considerable damage was done. Sold for $9000 to the PRCo. in 1945 as a breakwater hulk, removed from breakwater in 1954 for repairs to be used as a barge again. Here's an old PRCo. photo of her in the breakwater."
 
References
Canada List of Shipping; Heal, S.C. (2002); List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document); http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=19642#v;
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2017-11-22

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