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H.C. 167

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Photo: RCN Official Photo E-6287-10_DHH

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Registry #1 172342 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1941 Sea Maid Y Name 5
Name 2 1942 H.C. 167 Name 6
Name 3 1949 Ursel Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1941 Place Steveston Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 35.9' x 10.1' x 4.5'
Builder Yamanaka, Sadakichi Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 11.68 Type 1 Fishboat, general
Registered Tonnage 9.68 Type 2 Work Boat
Engine 83hp engine (1940) Engine Manufacture Gray Marine Motor Co. Detroit, MI
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # HC.167 Masters
In 1940-1941 she was owned by Sadakichi Yamanaka, Steveston BC. In 1941 she was sold to Arthur Wood, Vancouver, BC. In 1942 she was sold to Malaspina Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver, BC. In 1942 she was purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1949 she was owned by Max Marx, Vancouver BC. In 1955-1960 she was owned by Glen I. Gadsden, Ocean Falls BC. In 1960-1970 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1970-1982 she was owned by Peter Frandsen, Ocean Falls BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1982-09-14
Named Features
Significance of Name
The RCN employed her as a harbour craft at Esquimalt BC. She was laid up at Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm BC after the Second World War. Robert Critchley (British Columbia Nautical History Facebook Group 13/11/2017) reports that "In April 1941 she chartered to Good Hope Cannery for the sockeye , then going to Goose Bay cannery for the fall time." On 1982-09-14 she sank and was declared at total loss.
Canada List of Shipping; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; LAC RG12 Reel T-11902 (1943) (Sea Maid Y); LAC RG12 Reel T-11599 (Ursel); LAC RG24 Volume 6712 File 8000-401/167 General Information - Harbour Craft 167; DHH 8000 Series Box 174 File 036 H.C. 167 - Naval messages, correspondence, memoranda and photograph; Email (Bryon Taylor-Nauticapedia 2017);
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