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Registry #1 110697 Registry #2 CN Registry #3
Name 1 1899 Newington Name 5 1936 Newington
Name 2 1908 Newington (C.G.S.) Name 6
Name 3 1914 Newington (H.M.C.S.) Name 7
Name 4 1918 Newington (C.G.S.) Name 8
Year Built 1899 Place Beverly Area Yorkshire Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 115' x 21' x 11.5'
Builder Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 193 Type 1 Fishboat, trawler
Registered Tonnage 76 Type 2 Patrol vessel
Engine 58hp engine (1899); Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign CGFK / RGCW
Pendant  # Masters Captain Charles Polkingthorne (1907); Captain Charles Barnes (1909); Captain Harry Ormiston (1936);
In 1899 she was built as the fishing trawler Newington owned by UK interests. In 1907 she was owned by E.J. Fader, New Westminster BC. In 1908 she was acquired by the Minister of Marine, Ottawa Onas the C.G.S. Newington, a Lighthouse Tender. She was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as a Canadian Naval Minelayer/Patrol Vessel in service 1914-1918. She was fitted as a mine-layer and it was intended for her to lay a minefield in Johnstone Strait BC. She spent the war as a patrol vessel. She was in Government service as a Fisheries Protection Vessel 1918-1936. In 1936 she was owned by Pacific (Coyle) Navigation Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1958-1961 she was owned by Straits Towing Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features Newington Rock (BC)
Significance of Name
In 1914 she was supposed to have laid a defensive minefield in Johnstone Strait BC (the plan was never implemented). She sank in Burrard Inlet BC on 26/08/1959 after vandals stole her seacocks.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000); Rogers, F. (1992); List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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