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Kalamalka (H.M.C.S.)

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Photo: Fishermen Publishing Society online UBC archive BC_1532_0887_001

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Registry #1 190303 Registry #2 CN J.395 Registry #3
Name 1 1944 Kalamalka (H.M.C.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1947 Kalamalka Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1944 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 114.6' x 22' x 10.3'
Builder A.C. Benson Shipyard Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 184 Type 1 Minesweeper, Llewellyn Class
Registered Tonnage 111 Type 2 Fishboat, general
Engine 600bhp diesel engine (1944) Engine Manufacture Vivian Engine Works, Vancouver BC
Repower 375hp engine (1947); 400bhp Deutz diesel engine (1965); Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds She was rebuilt as a trawler. Call Sign VDJM
Pendant  # J.395 Masters LT C.J. Hendrickson RCNVR (1944-1945); LT E.L. MacDonald RCNVR (1945);
In 1944-1947 she was owned by Royal Canadian Navy. In 1947-1949 she was owned by James Fiddler, Vancouver BC. In 1958-1964 she was owned by Norman W. Fiddler, Vancouver BC. In 1965-1967 she was owned by Kalamalka Fishing Co. Ltd., West Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 03/12/1967
Named Features
Significance of Name Named for Vernon BC.
At the end of the Second World War she was laid up in the ship boneyard at Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm BC. In 1966 she was in collision with the Sea Prince near the mouth of the Fraser River and sank, raised and repaired. On 03/12/1967 she had an engine room fire and burned off of Goshen Island in the northern Hecate Strait BC.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Canada List of Shipping; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000); Rogers, A.C. (Jr.) Shipwreck Chart No. 3; List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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