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Registry #1 155106 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1929 Cresset II Name 5
Name 2 Cresset Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1929 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer Douglas P. Urry & F. Wavell Urry Measurement (imp) 32.6' x 10.2' x 6.6'
Builder Askew, George F. Measurement (metric) 9.94m x 3.11m x 2.01m
Hull Wood Displacement 11
Gross Tonnage 10.59 Type 1 Yacht, sail (gaff-rigged headsail cutter)
Registered Tonnage 8.79 Type 2
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Sail
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
 
Owner(s)
In 1929-1951 she was owned by Douglas P. and F. Wavell Urry, Vancouver BC. In 1952-1958 she was owned by H. St. Claire Jellett, Vancouver BC. In 1958-1985 she was owned by Gerald M. Palmer, Vancouver BC. In 1986-2004 she was owned by Cresset Yacht Preservation Ltd. (originally 2983846 B.C. Ltd.), Lasqueti Island BC. On 2010-07-15 her register was closed. In 2015-2017 she was owned by Trevor Webster, Victoria BC. In 2017-2018 she was owned by Gordon W. Pardy, Fort St. John BC.
 
Fate Afloat in 2018 Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name A cresset is a metal cup or basket, often mounted to or suspended from a pole, containing oil, pitch, a rope steeped in rosin or something flammable.
 
Anecdotes
In 1929 she was the winner of English Bay Regatta, Vancouver BC. In 1930 she placed third overall in the Swifture Lightship Race for the Swiftsure Trophy under skipper Doug Urry. In 1931 she was the winner of the C.O. Julian Trophy (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for Lady Skippers' Race, all handicap classes) under Mrs. F.W. Urry. In 1937 she was the winner of Fraser River Lightship Race for the Minerva Trophy (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club). In 1940 she was the winner of the C.O. Julian Trophy (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for Lady Skippers' Race, all handicap classes) under Mrs. Cowan. In 1940 she was the winner of the Beaver Cup (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Trophy for cruiser-type vessels in an annual race around White islets and Balenas Island) under D.P. Urry. In 1946 she was the winner of the Beaver Cup (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Trophy for cruiser-type vessels in an annual race around White islets and Balenas Island) under D.P. Urry. In 1950 she was the winner of the C.O. Julian Trophy (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for Lady Skippers' Race, all handicap classes) under Mrs. F.W. Urry. In 1958 she raced in the Pacific International Yachting Association Swiftsure Lightship Classic under skipper G.M. Palmer (Royal Vancouver Yacht Club) placing 12th overall. In 2016 she was still afloat apparently owned by Gerald M. Palmer.
 
References
Canada List of Shipping; Harbour & Shipping Vol. XII 1929; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section4_Yachts.pdf;
Last update
2018-01-30

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