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Kimsquit (R.C.A.F.)

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Registry #1 176896 Registry #2 RCAF M.497 Registry #3
IMO# 5187279 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1944 Kimsquit (R.C.A.F.) Name 5
Name 2 1946 Kimsquit (II) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1944 Place Nanaimo Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 104.1' x 23.2' x 9.5'
Builder Newcastle Ship Building Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric) 31.73m x 7.07m x 2.9m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 166.8 Type 1 Freighter
Registered Tonnage 98.7 Type 2 Fishpacker
Engine 730bhp two oil NE69 engines (1944) Engine Manufacture Cummins Engine Co., Columbus IL USA
Repower 400hp engine. (1957c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign VXXJ
Pendant  # M.497 Masters Captain Jack Haan (1949);
In 1944-1945 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Marine Division. In 1946 she was owned by Robert E. Walker, Vancouver BC. In 1947-1958 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1961-1978 she was owned by The Packers Steamship Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1979-1997 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Richmond BC. In 2001-2017 she was owned by Jim Pattison Enterprises Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1949 she was employed as a Whale Catcher at the Coal Harbour Whaling Station on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In 2017 she was broken up.
Canada List of Shipping; Webb, Robert Lloyd (1988); Email Communication (Drew Clarke - John MacFarlane 16/05/2017);
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