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Name: PRINCE GEORGE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/03/1910
Completed: 05/1910
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 859
Dimensions: 3372grt, 1625nrt, 306.7 x 42.2 x 24.0ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (23.5, 37, 41 & 41 x 33ins), 768nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129748
History:
30/04/1910 Grand Trunk Pacific Development Co Ltd, Newcastle
1923 Grand Trunk Pacific Coast Steam Ship Co Ltd, Prince Rupert BC
1930 Prince George Ltd (Canadian National Steamships Ltd), Prince Rupert BC
1950 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 200 x 1st & 36 x 2nd Class passengers
For excursions, up to 1,500 x passengers could be carried
Provided passenger service along the coasts of British Columbia & Alaska
22/09/1945: Caught fire at Ketchikan, Alaska & beached on Gravina Island
1949: Refloated
1950: Broken up at Seattle


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