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Sudbury (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 190601 Registry #2 CN Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1941 Sudbury (H.M.C.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1946 Sudbury Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1941 Place Kingston Area ON Country Canada
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 205.0' x 33.0' x 13.5'
Builder Kingston Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement 950
Gross Tonnage 892 Type 1 Corvette, Flower Class (1939-40 Canadian Building Programme)
Registered Tonnage 98 Type 2 Tug, Salvage
Engine 2750ihp 4-cylinder Triple expansion engine with 2 Scotch marine boilers. (1941) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds She was modernized and her forecastle was extended at Vancouver BC in 1944. Call Sign CY2049
Pendant  # Masters Captain Harley Blgborne; Captain Evan Drysdale; Captain Steve Fairhurst (1958);
 
Owner(s)
In 1941 she was commisioned as a Corvette to the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1946 she was owned by Straits Towing Ltd., and Island Tug and Barge. In 1949 she was sold and converted to a salvage tug operating under her original name. In 1949 she was owned by Badwater Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1956-1967 she was owned by Island Tug & Barge Ltd., Victoria BC.
 
Fate Registry closed Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
She carried 230 tons of fuel and could reach 16 knots. Her endurance was 3450 nm at 12 knots. She carried a complement of 7 officers and 85-90 other ranks. She was launched on 31/05/1941. She served in the Caribbean and on the New York to Guantanamo Bay Cuba convoys. In 1955 the Greek 8200 ton freighter Makedonia was rescued in the longest (3000 miles) tow to Vancouver BC. On October 22, 1963 while towing the barge Island Maple it broke in half and sank in Juan de Fuca Strait.
 
References
Macpherson, Ken and Marc Milner (1993); Macpherson, Ken and John Burgess (1981); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000); Newell, Gordon & Joe Williamson (1957); List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
Last update
2015-05-23

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