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Princess Victoria (II)

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Registry #1 115953 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1903 Princess Victoria (II) Name 5
Name 2 1952 Tahsis No. 3 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1903 Place Wallsend-on-Tyme Area Country UK
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 300' x 40.5' x 15.4'
Builder C.S. Swan & Hunter Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3167 Type 1 Passenger/Freight Vessel
Registered Tonnage 1538 Type 2 Barge
Engine 2 sets 4-cylinder Triple screw surface condensing engines Engine Manufacture R. & W. Hawthorne, Leslie & Co. Ltd. Newcastle UK
Repower Engine removed Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1903 she departed Tyne without superstructure which was built by Robertson & Hackett, Vancouver. In 1929 she was rebuilt at Esquimalt BC as a car ferry carrying 50 vehicles, beam increased by 17' to 300' x 57.6' x 15.4' 3167gt. Call Sign VCDS
Pendant  # Masters Captain O.H.P. Rogers (1903); Captain Thomas Rippon; Captain Silas H. Ormiston; Captain J.T. Hamilton; Captain P.J. Hickey; Captain Robert Alexander Hunter
 
Owner(s)
In 1903 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Steamship Services, Montreal QC and arrived at Vancouver BC. In 1903 she entered Victoria - Vancouver service. In 1934 used as a floating hotel at Newcastle Island, Nanaimo BC. In 1950 she was laid up in Victoria BC. In 1952 she was sold to Tahsis Lumber Company as a fuel barge. In 1952 she was hulked.
 
Fate Registry closed Date 1953-00-00
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
In 1906 she collided with and sank tug Chehalis in Burrard Inlet. In October 1906 she ran onto a reef off Oak Bay BC. The Salvor arrived from Esquimalt BC and pulled her off and towed her to Bullen's Shipyard. In 1914 she collided in fog with Alaska S.S. Co vessel Admiral Sampson (which sank). On August 26, 1914 the Admiral Sampson collided with the Princess Victoria inbound to Seattle WA in fog. The Admiral Sampson sank within five minutes with the loss of 16 persons. On March 10, 1953 she sank after striking a rock in Welcome Pass (10 miles north of Sechelt) while under tow by the tug Sea Giant from Tahsis to Powell River. She sank in deep water.
 
References
Canada List of Shipping; Taylor, G.W. (1986); List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
Last update
2011-12-15

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