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Wolf (H.M.C.S.) (I)

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Registry #1 172512 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1915 Wenonah (U.S.S.) Name 5 1940 Wolf (H.M.C.S.) (I)
Name 2 1917 Blue Water Name 6 1945 Gulf Stream
Name 3 1929 Gulf Stream Name 7
Name 4 1929 Stranger (III) Name 8
Year Built 1915 Place Neponset Area MA Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 172' x 23' x 10'
Builder George Langley & Son Corp. Measurement (metric)
Hull Displacement
Gross Tonnage 320 Type 1 Warship
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Yacht
Engine Steam engine Engine Manufacture
Repower In 1947 she was re-engined. Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1947 she was re-engined and re-built for conversion to passenger and small freight trade. Call Sign
Pendant  # Z.16 Masters
In 1917 she was commissioned as USS Wenonah. In 1919 she was transferred to US Department of Commerce Coast & Geodetic Survey. In 1922 she was transferred to the US Navy on the west coast. In 1928 she was removed from the Navy list. In 1929 she was owned by H.W. Goodall, Santa Barbara CA. In 1929 she was renamed as Stranger. She was owned by Mrs. Marian Huntingdon, San Francisco CA. She was purchased in the name of E.A. Riddell by Royal Canadian Navy to be used as an armed yacht. In 1940 she was commissioned as H.M.C.S. Wolf as Canadian Naval Yacht, Armed, on training and patrol duty. In 1940-45 she was attached to the Esquimalt Defence Force. In 1943 she was an Examination Vessel. In 1945 she was paid-off, sold and she was renamed as the Gulf Stream. In 1947 she was sold to Gulf Lines Ltd. Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1947-10-11
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Significance of Name
On 11/10/1947 she was wrecked off Powell River BC on Dinner Rock resulting in 5 dead.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000); Canada List of Shipping; List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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