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Princess Royal (IV)

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Registry #1 121988 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1907 Princess Royal (IV) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1907 Place Esquimalt Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 228' x 40' x 16.6'
Builder Esquimalt Marine Railway Co. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 1997 Type 1 Passenger Vessel
Registered Tonnage 981 Type 2
Engine 177hp triple expansion 3-cylinder steam engine Engine Manufacture Bow McLachlan & Co., Paisley Scotland UK
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign VFG
Pendant  # Masters
In 1907 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Steamship Services, Montreal QC. In 1931 she was sold to Harold Elworthy and stripped and converted to a sawdust hulk.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
On September 1, 1906 she was sponsored by Mrs. R. Marpole (wife of the General Superintendent of the CPR). On January 15, 1922 she was in a collision with the Clinton near the entrance of First Narrows, Vancouver Harbour which caused the Clinton to founder in Burrard Inlet BC In 1933 she was broken up by H.B. Elworthy & Co., Victoria BC.
Musk, George (1981); Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, John M. (1990) Capital Iron: Scrap dealers in Lotusland. In Resolution (Newletter of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia); Sooke Region Museum (1989)
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