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St. Roch (R.C.M.P.)

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Registry #1 154809 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1928 St. Roch (R.C.M.P.) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1928 Place North Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 90.0' x 24.8' x 10.8'
Builder Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 197 Type 1 Patrol vessel
Registered Tonnage 80 Type 2
Engine 150hp 6-cylinder engine (1928) Engine Manufacture Union Gas Engine Co., San Francisco CA USA
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign VGSR (1927)
Pendant  # Masters Inspector Henry Larsen R.C.M.P.
In 1928-1947 she was owned by The Minister of Justice, Ottawa ON in service as an RCMP Schooner in the Arctic.
Fate Registry closed Date
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Significance of Name
In 1940-1942 under Henry Larsen made the first West to East Transit of the Northwest Passage (Vessel Circumnavigated North America.) In 1944 under Henry Larsen Canada made an East to West Transit of the Northwest Passage. Currently preserved as National Historic Site she was owned by The City of Vancouver, BC. Designated as a National Historic Park by National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. In 2015 currently a museum ship on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver BC. (Vessel Crew 1928 (Horrall, S.W. (1973)) - Constable H.A. Larsen (Master); Constable M.J. Olsen (Mate); Constable J. Foster (Engineer); Constable R.W. Kells (Second Engineer); Constable T.G. Parsloe (Deckhand); Special Constable F. Seeley (Radio Operator); Constable W.J. Parry (Cook); Sergeant F. Anderton (In command police duties); Mr. P. Kelly (Technical Advisor)). (Vessel Crew 1944-1945 (Horrall, S.W. (1973)): Staff Sergeant H.A. Larsen (Master); Corporal G.W. Peters (Engineer); Special Constable R.T. Johnsen (Second Engineer); Corporal R.G. Hunt (Clerk & Deckhand); Special Constable F. Matthews (Deckhand); Special Constable J.S. McKenzie (Deckhand); Special Constable L.G. Russil (Radio Operator); Constable J.M. Diplock (Deckhand); Special Constable G.B. Dickins (Cook); Constable M.G. Owens (On transfer to Pond Inlet NWT)). In 1991 she was designated as a Vintage vessel by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. She is on permanent display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver BC.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, John M. (1993);
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