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Princess Maquinna

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Registry #1 133769 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1912 Princess Maquinna Name 5
Name 2 1953c Bulk Carrier Taku Name 6
Name 3 1957c Taku (II) Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1912 Place Esquimalt Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 233.7' x 38.0' x 22.5'
Builder B.C. Marine Railway Co., Esquimalt BC Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 1777 Type 1 Passenger/freight vessel
Registered Tonnage 979 Type 2 Barge
Engine 145hp Triple expansion 3-cylinder Steam engine Engine Manufacture Bow McLachlan & Co., Paisley Scotland UK
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds She was rebuilt to a non-powered barge 1436gt 1436rt. Call Sign VGT
Pendant  # Masters Captain Edward Gillam; Captain R. (Red) Thompson; Captain W. (Black) Thompson; Captain P.J. Leslie; Captain Martin MacKinnon, Captain Leonard McDonald, Captain R.W. Carthew;
In 1912 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Steamship Services, Montreal QC. In 1913 entered Vancouver Island service. In 1952 laid up. In 1953 she was hulked at Vancouver. In 1951 she was owned by Union Steamship Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1958-1963 she was owned by Union Steamships Ltd. and Straits Towing Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1963-00-00
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Significance of Name
On December 24, 1912 she was sponsored by Mrs. W. Fitzherbert Bullen, a granddaughter of Sir James Douglas and the wife of the owner of the B.C. Marine Railway Co. In 1963 she was scrapped by General Shipbreaking Co., Vancouver BC. The ship's bell was presented to the Missions to Seamen in Vancouver BC. The compass and binnacle were presented to the Ucluelet Sea Cadets and were last seen at the Coast Guard Radio Station. She was known as "Old Faithful" In April 1962 she was broken up at Acme Machinery Ltd., False Creek Vancouver BC.
Musk, George (1981); Canada List of Shipping; Nicholson, George (1965);
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