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

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Registry #1 173476 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1941 General Lake (R.C.A.S.C.) Name 5
Name 2 1947 Ardronan Name 6
Name 3 1956 Black Bird II Name 7
Name 4 1964 Gulf Bird Name 8
 
Year Built 1941 Place New Westminster Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer Measurement (imp) 91.6' x 17.1' x 10.3'
Builder Star Shipyards (Mercers) Ltd. Measurement (metric) 28.04m x 5.21m x 3.14m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 100 Type 1 Tug, target towing vessel
Registered Tonnage 68 Type 2 Tug
Engine 630hp 10-cylinder diesel engine (1941) Engine Manufacture Vivian Engine Works, Vancouver BC
Repower 400hp engine. 765bhp diesel engine (2004c) Propulsion Twin Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign CY3346
Pendant  # Z.29 Masters Captain Joe Quilty (1941);
 
Owner(s)
In 1941-1947 she was owned by the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps), as a target towing vessel. In 1947-1951 she was owned by Ardronan Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1956-1958 she was owned by Black Ball Towing Co., Vancouver BC. In 1961-1977 she was owned by Gulf of Georgia Towing Co., Vancouver BC. In 1977-1979 she was owned by Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd., North Vancouver BC. In 1979-1980 she was owned by Westlynn Marine Services Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1983-2001 she was owned by Komartec Services Ltd., Coquitlam BC. In 2002-2016 she was owned by Harvey G. Borley, Fort Langley BC.
 
Fate Afloat in 2016 Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
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 1941 she was a target towing vessel.
 
References
Canada List of Shipping (1945); Freeman, David J. (2000); Photo Courtesy of Nauticapedia Collection; Email (Bryon Taylor - Nauticapedia 24/02/2016); LAC Reel T-11582 (Gulf Bird);
Last update
2016-05-23

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