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General MacKenzie

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Registry #1 194210 Registry #2 RCAF M.639 Registry #3
IMO# 5217062 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1943 General MacKenzie (R.C.A.F.) Name 5 1970 Magellan
Name 2 1945c Mar Bermejo Name 6
Name 3 1959c Majellan Streight Name 7
Name 4 1968c Magellan Straits Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Victoria Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 89.2' x 24.5' x 9.3'
Builder Victoria Motor Boat & Repair Works Ltd. Measurement (metric) 27.19m x 7.47m x 2.83m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 176.62 Type 1 Fishboat, general
Registered Tonnage 65.26 Type 2 Tug
Engine 400hp Imperial gasoline engine (1943) Engine Manufacture Atlas Gas Engine Co., San Francisco CA USA
Repower 400bhp diesel engine (2004c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign G3AW
Pendant  # M.639 Masters
In 1943-1946 she was acquired by the RCAF for service with the Western Air Command Marine Squadron based at Vancouver BC. In 1946 she was sold by War Assets Corp. (asking price $75,000). In 1946 she was owned by Mexican owners. In 1951-1965 she was owned by Straits Towing Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1967 she was owned by Mirko Loncarich (MO), Vancouver BC. In 1970-1973 she was owned by Anglo British Columbia Packing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1974-1980 she was owned by Leonard Smith (MO), Langley BC. In 1981-1989 she was owned by Smith's Ocean Survival Inc., Fort Fraser BC. In 1989 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Richmond BC. In 1992 she was owned by David J. Turner, New Westminster BC. In 1994-1998 she was owned by Magellan Marine Ltd., New Westminster BC. In 1999-2007 she was owned by Lamina Pile Driving Ltd., Richmond BC. In 2011-2016 she was owned by David A. Crosson, Chilliwack BC.
Fate Afloat in 2016 Date
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During the Second World War she was operated by the Pacific Command Water Transport Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps.
Canada List of Shipping; Harbour & Shipping (Progress Publishing Co. Ltd.) Vol. 34 (1946); Weicht, Chris (1997)
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