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Name: PRINCE RUPERT
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/12/1909
Completed: 03/1910
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 839
Dimensions: 3379grt, 1626nrt, 306.7 x 42.2 x 23.9ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (23.5, 37, 41, 41 & 33ins), 768nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129743
History:
12/03/1910 Grand Trunk Pacific Development Co Ltd, Newcastle & Prince Rupert BC
1923 Grand Trunk Pacific Coast SS Co Ltd, Newcastle
1930 Prince Rupert Ltd (Canadian National Steamships Ltd), Vancouver BC
1956 Renamed PRINCE MARU
08/1956 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 220 1st class & a number of 2nd class passengers
Alternatively 1500 passengers can be carried on excursions
22/08/1927: Stranded on Ripple Rock, but towed off by competitor CARDENA
1956: Renamed only for the delivery voyage to the shipbreakers
01/08/1956: Sailed from Shimizu for breaking up at Osaka by Rinko Iron Works Ltd


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is copyright of the Canada Science & Technology Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Canada Science & Technology Museum

Lloyd's List, Tuesday, 14/12/1909