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Salvage King (II)

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Registry #1 179065 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1943 A.T.R. 13 (U.S.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1947 Salvage King (II) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Leesburg Area NJ Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 157.7' x 33.5' x 16'
Builder Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co. Measurement (metric)
Hull Displacement
Gross Tonnage 616 Type 1 Tug, salvage
Registered Tonnage 125 Type 2
Engine 1600hp engine (1943) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # ATR.13 Masters
In 1943 she was owned by the US Army / US Navy as a Rescue Tug. In 1947-1952 she was owned by Pacific Salvage Company, Vancouver BC.
Fate Broken up Date 1959-00-00
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1953 she burned at her berth 19/10/1953 and sank in Victoria Harbour but was later raised. In May 1959 she hit the Johnson Street Bridge while being towed to the breakers yard , severing one main girder. In 1959 she was scrapped at Capital Iron & Metals Ltd. Victoria BC and the hulk was towed to the Royston BC breakwater.
Canada List of Shipping; Newell, Gordon & Joe Williamson (1957); Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1948, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, 1966., p. 555; George Duddy (2016);
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