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Canmar Explorer II

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Registry #1 368961 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1945 Mooring Hitch Name 5
Name 2 1976 Canmar Explorer II Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1945 Place Brunswick Area GA Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 365'
Builder J.A. Jones Construction Co. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 6751 Type 1 Drill Ship, ice strengthened
Registered Tonnage 4159 Type 2
Engine 7 diesel 16-cylinder 1700bhp engines Engine Manufacture Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria IL USA
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1976 she was rebuilt at Galveston TX. In 1980 she was rebuilt at McKinley Bay NT. In 1980 she was rebuilt at McKinley Bay NT. Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain Ronald Colby (1988);
She was owned by the US Department of Commerce, Washington DC. In 1976-79 she was owned by Dome Petroleum Ltd., Calgary AB (Canadian Marine Drilling Ltd., mgrs.)
Fate Registry closed Date 1997-09-10
Named Features
Significance of Name
Type C1-M-AV1 drill ship. In 1988 she made an East to West Transit of the Northwest Passage under Captain Ronald Colby.
Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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