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General Cotton (R.C.A.S.C.)

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Registry #1 178873 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1943 General Cotton (R.C.A.S.C.) Name 5
Name 2 1948 Hecate Straits (I) Name 6
Name 3 1966 Maple Ridge (II) Name 7
Name 4 1984 Regal Spirit Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Victoria Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 89.3' x 24.6' x 9.3'
Builder Victoria Motor Boat & Repair Works Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 175 Type 1 Work Boat
Registered Tonnage 81 Type 2 Tug
Engine 500hp engine (1943) Engine Manufacture Enterprise Engine & Foundry Co., San Francisco CA
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1977 she was converted to a fishing vessel. Call Sign CYCR
Pendant  # Z.28 Masters Captain Joe Quilty (1943); W.O. "Dutchy" Knox R.C.A.S.C.;
In 1943-1947 she was a transport vessel owned by the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps). In 1948-1952 she was owned by the British Columbia Water Transport Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1952-1965 she was owned by Straits Towing Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1966 she was owned by Martin Carr, Haney BC. In 1977-1984 she was owned by Maple Ridge Fishing Ltd., Maple Ridge BC. In 1984-1998 she was owned by 420926 B.C. Ltd., Victoria BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1998-07-17
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Significance of Name
During the Second World War she was operated by the Pacific Command Water Transport Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. At the end of the Second World War she was laid up in the ship boneyard at Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm BC.
Canada List of Shipping; Freeman, David J. (2000); Bryon Taylor - Nauticapedia 24/02/2016); LAC Reel T-11594 (Regal Spirit);
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