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Pandora II

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Registry #1 348505 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1974 Pandora II Name 5
Name 2 Jean Francois de la Perouse Name 6
Name 3 Ocean Voyager (II) Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1974 Place North Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 180'
Builder Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 1377 Type 1 Research vessel
Registered Tonnage 620 Type 2
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain Robin A. Jones (1980);
In 1974 she was owned by Christensen Canadian Enterprises. Registry closed January 28, 1993.
Fate Foundered Date 2002-00-00
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1975 while under Captain R. Dickinson master she made an West to East Transit of the Northwest Passage, (This was the first known transit through Fury & Hecla Straits. The vessel circumnavigated North America. Captain Robin Jones was her master in 1975. He made a West to East Transit of the Norh West Passage. During this transit the vessel circumnavigated North America. In 1977 she was she was owned by Chemco Leasing Ltd. of Toronto. In 1986 she was owned by Northlake Shipping Ltd., Halifax NS. She was laid up in Victoria BC since 1988 until she was sold to a French firm c1994. She foundered in c2000.
Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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