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Registry #1 UK Registry Registry #2 Canada Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1914c Pharron Name 5
Name 2 1940c Cape Scott (II) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1914c Place Hull Area Country UK
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 121'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Iron Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Schooner, halibut
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower 50hp engine (1915) Propulsion Sail
Rebuilds She was converted to a powered long-line Halibut schooner. Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain B. Barry
 
Owner(s)
In 1915 she was sold by the Metropole Transportation Co. to Ocean Foods Co. She was converted to a long-line Halibut powered schooner. (She was a North Sea trawler owned by the Canadian Fishing Co. She was sold to Captain B.L. ‘Barney’ Jones. In c1945 she was sold to Pacific (Coyle) Navigation), Vancouver BC.
 
Fate Registry closed Date 1946-00-00
 
Named Features Celestial Bluff (BC)
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
The Canadian steam tug Pharron was sold by the Metropole Transportation Co. to Ocean Foods Co., a new British Columbia fishing firm, and converted lo a long-line halibut power schooner with a 50-horsepower gas engine, renamed Cape Scott. (Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1915, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p.255.) In 1908 she was brought to BC for halibut fishing. She was dismantled in 1946 at British Columbia Marine Ways. Her engine was transferred to Pacific (Coyle) tug Newington. Her hull was beached at Oyster Bay for use as a breakwater.
 
References
Newell, G. (1977); Dalzell, Kathleen E. (1973); Newell, Dianne. (1989)
Last update
2017-03-29

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