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Norwest I

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Registry #1 134215 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1914 P.R.T. No. 1 Name 5
Name 2 1937 Norwest I Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1914 Place Prince Rupert Area BC Country Canada
Designer E.B. Schock Measurement (imp) 57.2' x 14.3' x 7.9'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 40 Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage 37 Type 2
Engine 6hp engine (1914); Engine Manufacture
Repower 7nhp engine (1938c); 135bhp Atlas iMperial engine (1943); Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1938 she was rebuilt. In 1942 she was given a new keel after the old one was damaged. Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1914 she was owned by Prince Rupert Towing Co., Prince Rupert BC. In 1915 she was owned by Johan Johnson, Prince Rupert BC. In 1917 she was owned by Lillico Launch & Tug Co., Prince Rupert BC. In 1919-1921 she was owned by Deep C. Fisheries Ltd., Prince Rupert BC. In 1922-1932 she was owned by Rupert Marine Products Ltd., Prince Rupert BC. In 1935 she was owned by Norwest Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1943 she was owned by Aero Timber Products Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1946-1950 she was owned by Harbour Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name PRT stands for Prince Rupert Towing.
On February 25, 1951 she caught fire and burned in Teakerne Arm BC. She sank in Nanaimo harbour, her main engine was flushed and cleaned and restarted.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Canada List of Shipping; Photo Courtesy of Nauticapedia Collection; List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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