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Howe Sound (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 173572 Registry #2 CN FY.19 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN# 25633
Name 1 1941 Howe Sound I Name 5
Name 2 1942c Howe Sound (H.M.C.S.) Name 6
Name 3 1945 Howe Sound (II) Name 7
Name 4 1946 Rainbow Queen Name 8
Year Built 1941 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 60.5' x 16.1' x 7.4'
Builder Stanley Park Shipyards Ltd. Measurement (metric) 18.44m x 4.91m x 2.26m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 48.45 Type 1 Fishboat, seiner
Registered Tonnage 38.42 Type 2 Patrol vessel
Engine 4nhp engine (1941) Engine Manufacture
Repower 150hp engine (1957c); 365bhp diesel engine (2004c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # FY.19 Masters In 1942 Coxswain Burt C. Higgs RCNR in command with Coxswain John E. Higginbotham RCNR and Coxswain Ian McLeod RCNR; In 1943 Coxswain Burt C. Higgs in command with Coxswain Charles A. Stannard RCNR. In 1944 Skipper Charles A. Stannard RCNR
In 1941 she was owned by Howe Sound Fisheries. At the start of the Second World War she was seized from Japanese owners for service with the Royal Canadian Navy. At the time her appraised value was $16,400. In 1941 she was chartered for $260 per month. In 1941 she was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy Fisherman's Reserve - Howe Sound I (H.M.C.S.) - Canadian Naval Patrol Vessel, Fishermen's Reserve. In 1942 her ownership was transferred to His Majesty the King. She flew Pendant Number (With Fishery Pendant Superior) FY-19. In 1946-1972 she was owned by Nelson Brothers Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1973-1986 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Richmond BC. In 1987-1995 she was owned by Brian D. Assu, Campbell River BC. In 1997-2016 she was owned by Stanley E. Hunt, Alert Bay BC.
Fate Afloat in 2016 Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1942 she was a tender to HMCS Givenchy. In 1943 she was a tender to HMCS Givenchy II. In 1944 she was a tender to HMCS Chatham. At the end of the Second World War she was laid up in the ship boneyard at Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm BC.
Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee (December 1942) Report of Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee. Vancouver BC; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa; Freeman, David J. (2000); Canada List of Shipping
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