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Updated May 13, 2012
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Name Date Built Where builit Builder Length Type Original Owner Notes Official No. Port of Registry
N.H. 1925 Nass Harbour
41.0 x 13.0 x 5.9

1930 owner: The Packers Steamship Co.
1938 owner: Ronald McDougall, Vancouver
152824 Vancouver
Naden Isle 1964 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 44

1985 owner: D. Verhey, Saanichton.
1992 owner: L. Ferguson, Gabriola
2006, 2012 owner in Ahousat
320891 Prince Rupert
Nadu




John Bergman, Oona River PRDN Sept 22, 1923.

Naied
Oona River Quist, Emil


30-32' double-ender

Nalle 1964 Oona River Rosang, Ole 33

Stave sterned.
1985 owner: Brian Kiesman, Prince Rupert
1992 owner: R. Robinson, Prince Rupert
2006 owners: Vancouver
Spring 2006, the Nalle was in for maintenance at Commodore's Crafted Boats, Richmond, including replacement of shaft and propeller, new gumwood sheathing and repainting. (Mariner Life, April 2006, p. 38.)
320886 Prince Rupert
Nansen 1945 Cow Bay Crawley Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 33.7x10.9x4.6 troller J. E. Overgaard 115 hp. PRDN Mar 30. 1946
1946: John Overguard, the troller Nansen, Crown engine WF June46:43
1953 owner: Olaf Anderson
1985 owner: W. Butcher, Nanaimo
1992, 2012 owner: Port McNeil
176086 Prince Rupert / Nanaimo
Narbethong 1914 Prince Rupert
38 x 11.3 x 4.7
Hoomes K. Freeman "built at Prince Rupert 16 years ago" for Freeman, who used it as charter and passenger boat. sold on his death to Bert Wearmouth who used it for fish packing. Destroyed by fire in 1932, insurance value $1500. (PRDN Ap 23, 1932)
134216 Prince Rupert
Narvik (ex Alken) 1925 Prince Rupert McLeans 36.9xx11.3x5.1 halibut Andrew Hanson, Prince Rupert Keel laid. (says will be 45') PRDN Feb 28, 1925
Installed the first Fabco-Tuxham engine here. (DN Ja 10/31) Previously had a Vivian 20 hp, which he sold to Capt. Kohrt. (DN F7, 1931)
1935: new 60 hp Vivian installed (in Van?) WF Feb 1935: 11
1938 owner: A. Hanson
1953 owner (Narvik) S. Sekkemo, Victoria
1985 owner: J. Scott, Bamfield
1992 owner: D. Kolnes, Ucluelet
Registration closed Oct 2 1995.
152665 Prince Rupert (1927) Victoria (1985)
Nass River 1924 Cow Bay Derby, John (Darby)
launch
River boat built on Schockley ways, Cow Bay. particulars appeared a few weeks ago. (check earlier WW) Launch for transportation business on Nass. Hull at drydock for engine installation. 200 hp Van Blerek. PRDN Feb 23, May 23,1924.
PRDN Oct 4, 1924.


Navigator H. 1938 Dodge Cove Wahl, Edward 37 Troller John Haapala Cost: $1100. Source: Ivor Wahl interview
1947 "Troller John Haapla had his troller Navigator H. up for sale." WF Ap 47:70)
1953 owner: Axel Ahola, Vancouver
1985, 1992 owner: A. Blomquist, Crofton
2008, 2012 owner: Salt Spring Island
170536 Prince Rupert
Neptune II (became Trina Michelle; Sanctuary) 1939, 1955 Prince Rupert, Cow Bay Matsumoto 46
Barney Roald 1941, 1953 owner (Neptune II): Barney Roald, Prince Rupert 1953 size: 37.5x12.3x4.8
rebuilt 1955
Rebuilt 1971
1992 owner (Trina Michelle): McVest Fishing Co. Surrey
Canadian registration closed May 7, 2003
Bought in Washington, renamed Sanctuary. US Registration 1142489
170921 Prince Rupert
Nerka 1910 Claxton


Wallace Fishing Co. 1916 owner: Wallace Fisheries
126616 Prince Rupert
Neto 1935 Prince Rupert
30.6x9.6x3.3

1953 owner: Johan Johansen, Prince Rupert
1954: John Johansen of Prince Rupert is on fish patrol up near the Alaska border with his troller Neto, powered with Chyrsler Ace. John has installed an Apelco Sportsman radiophone supplied by Rupert Radio Ltd. (WF JY 1954:11)
192088 Prince Rupert
Never Again 1942 Masset White, Geoffrey 39.3x12.3x4.6

1953 owner: Martin Durchman, Vancouver
1985 owner: E. Vetvik, Campbell River
1992, 2012 owners in Port McNeill
173508 Prince Rupert
New Bird 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 28

1992 owner: Cassiar Packing Co.
Closed June 26, 2000
313086 Prince Rupert
New Fraser 1919 / 1944 Steveston / Shushartie U. Nakade 66.2

Rebuilt 1944 in Shushartie, although online Vessel Registry doesn't mention it.
Renamed Promiscuity (probably when converted to pleasure boat.
1953 owner: Dugald Bartlett, New Westminster
2008 owner (Promsicuity) in Gibsons
Registration closed May 20, 2010
141524 New Westminster
New Start 1973 Terrace
36

1985, 1992 owner: L. Lloyd, Terrace
Registration closed Aug 14 2001
344782 Prince Rupert
Newfield 1959 Oona River Rosang, Ole 33 Gillnet Ole Rosang First boat by Ole Rosang. Oona R. list says 1958, 36'
1985 owner: H. Olsen, Surrey
2006 owner: Surrey
311891 Prince Rupert
Newichy 1911 Wadhams, Rivers Inlet
30.5x9.3x4.1

1927 owner: John Erickson, Wadhams
Source: 1927 List of Shipping
150599 Vancouver
Nifty II 1930 Prince Rupert Suehiro Y 30

1938 owner: Martin Berg, Prince Rupert
1953 owner: Atle Arnsten, Prince Rupert
1985 owner: Neil Sinclair, Lantzville
1992 owner: S. Watson, Lund
2006, 2012 owner in Port McNeill
158755 Prince Rupert
Nimrod 1911 Prince Rupert
32 x 10
A G McLaren and H Davidson, Prince Rupert The first twin-screw gasoline launch built in Prince Rupert. Built at the old slaughter house at Hays Creek, of fir with white oak frame. Two 5 hp Knox engines brought specially from "her builders' home city, Camden Maine" [not clear if this refers to McLaren & Davidson] Cost $2000 incash andlabour. Twook 2 months to build, and 3 more to finish. Also has mast and sail. Can carry 40 pasengers. PRDN Aug 3, 1911

Nishga Dawn (ex NP 381) 1971 Prince Rupert Wahl 32 Fb
1985 owner (NP 381): Northern Native Fishing Corp.
1992 (Nishga Dawn) : Northern Native Fishing Corp.
2006 owner: J. Nyce, Gitwinksihlkw
345701 Vancouver
Nishga Girl 1968 Port Edward Tasaka 27 gillnet Harry Nyce 1985, 1992 owner: Harry Nyce, Terrace
In 1998, Harry Nyce donated the Nishga Girl to the Canadian Museum of Civilization as part of the West Coast Communities display. The vessel was restored at Port Edward by Bruce and Donald Taska.
330862 Vancouver
Niska III 1939 Prince Rupert Matsumoto 1939

rebilt 1957
1985, 2006 owner: J. Laprise, Vancouver
189619 Prince Rupert
Noble Isle 1963 Port Hardy
49

rebuilt 1973
1985 owner: G. McWilliam, Sidney
320280 Vancouver
Nootum 1914 Bella Bella
42.9 x 11.6 x 4.6

1930 owner: Gosse Packing Co.
Source: 1930 List of Shipping

Prince Rupert
Nora 1889 Port Essington
45 x 10.5 x 5

1916 owner: H. Bell-Irving (ABC Fishing Co.)
Wrecked off Connel Island near Dundas. on way from Masset. engineer Ernest Valpie swam to a ledge, picked up by the N & S. Capt. Martin Hanson drowned. (DN Oct. 17/21) Oct 18: delivered cargo of powder to Masset. Receipt for it was found on shore of Connel Island. His cape was floating nearby. The engine room was flooded. Sail hoisted, course laid for Hudsnon's Bay Passage to find shelter. The anchor was thrown too soon. Before the situation could be fixed, Nora was in a nest of rocks & ledges and was soon being pounded to pieces. Capt. Hanson tried to board skiff, was washed away. Capt. MC had $1000 ins but valued her at $5000.
1927 owner: Island Tug and Barge. Not in 1930 List of shipping.
May have been salvaged and used as a barge?
100208 Victoria
Nora Jane 1927 Vancouver
66.0x17.017.6
Kelly Logging 1938 owner: Kel-Har Ltd Vancouver
1939 owner: Queen Charlotte Towing & Salve Co., Vancouver.
154548 Vancouver
Norbesee I 1932 Balmoral
30.0x8.8x3.2
Northern BC Power Company 1938, 1953 owners: Northern BC Power Co, Prince Rupert 156827 Prince Rupert
Norbesee II 1932 Balmoral
30.0x8.8x3.2
Northern BC Power Company 1938. 1953 owners: Northern BC Power Co, Prince Rupert 156828 Prince Rupert
Nordic II 1931 Prince Rupert Normann, Gustav 33.4x9.5x4.0
Gustav Normann Registered in 1950
1953 owner: Gustav Normann, Victoria
1992, 2008 owner in Nanaimo
192286 Victoria
Nordic Rand 1979 Prince Rupert Dodge Cove Boatyards 41

1985, 1992 owner: M. Tucker, Bowen Island
2006 owner: Victoria
372380 Prince Rupert
Nordica (ex Bennett, became Clea Rose) 1952 Massett Bennett, Wilfred 44.8x14.6x6.3
Wilfred Bennet, Massett 1953 owner: Wilfred Bennett, Massett BC
rebuilt 1966
1992 owner: Nordica Fishing Co. Vancouver
Clea Rose 2007, 2012 owner in Waglisla
194975 Prince Rupert
Nordon 1963 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 35

1985 owner: N. Stewart-Burton, Port Clements
2006 owner: Black Creek
318986 Nanaimo
Nordot (ex Fuen) 1946 Masset (New Massett) Wylie, Alexander 36 troller A. T. Jorgensen, Prince Rupert 1946: A. T. Jorgensen of Prince Rupert has been putting the finishing touches to his new 38-foot troller Fuen powered with a Crown engine and McBain gurdies. It was built at A. Wylie Yard at Masset. (WF June 1946: 43)
1953 owner: Richard Sylvester, Prince Rupert
1985, 1992 owner Nordot): J. Moran, Prince Rupert
Registration closed May 19, 2000
176247 Prince Rupert
Norgale 1964 Sointula
41

Norgale Fishing Ltd. Vancouver 322434 Vancouver
Norgale / Evelyn Gale 1949 Sointula
40

1985 owner: K. Erickson, Tofino 193496 Vancouver
Norma G.




Henry Brown, Kitkatla PRDN Dec 18, 1935.

Norma N. 1946? Prince Rupert Crawley & Dedricksen 39' halibut Jimmy Nelson, Kitkatla "Jimmy Nelson of Kitkatla is out halibut fishing with his new 39' Norma N. Later, Jimmy will go salmon trolling. W.F May 1946 p. 16.

Norna II 1939 Prince Rupert Wahl, Edward 3o.6x10.0x4.1

1946: Chris Berg, the 36-foot roller Norna II powered with a Crown engine. WF June46:43
1953 owner: Martin Fladset, Prince Rupert
rebuilt 1976
1985 owner: G. McCulloch, Prince Rupert
1992, 2006 owner: Victoria
170924 Prince Rupert
Nornan
Port Essington Wahl, Ed Ed Wahl


Double-ender gillnetter fished by Ed Wahl. See Ryan Wahl, legacy in Wood p. 10.


North Cap 1941 Sea Island Baba
troller
1992 owner: North Cap Fishing, Vancouver 173390 Vancouver
North Foreland 1934 Prince Rupert Wylie, Alex 36.9x11.5x4.9

1938 owner: Robert Shrubsall, Prince Rupert
1953 owner: Eugene Pierce, Prince Rupert
1985 owner: North Foreland Fishing Co. Prince Rupert
1992 owner: R. Skidmore, Terrace
2006 owner: Courtenay
158253 Victoria
North Pacific 1948 Prince Rupert Wahl 42.0x12.2x5.0

North Pacific image link1953 owner: Morgan Berg, Prince Rupert
Registered Vancouver July 26, 1972
1985 owner: G. Carlson, Hernando Island
1992, 2006 owner: J. Jenkins, Victoria
2012 owner: D. Fernie
178307 Prince Rupert / Vancouver
North Roamer 1968 Prince Rupert Wahl 30

1985 owner: Ocean Fisheries
1992 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
2006, 2012 owner: Prince Rupert
330276 Prince Rupert
North Sea 1940 Prince Rupert
36.0x9.5x4.8 troller Hans Hansen? 1946: Hans Hansen lived aboard at PR. BC Directory 1946: Prince Rupert
Hans Hansen... is the former owner of the troller North Sea, now owned by Bob Wyllie and Sam Anderson of Vancouver. WF June46:43
1953 owner: Samuel Anderson, New Westminster
172386 Vancouver
North Star of Herschel Island 1935 San Francisco George W. Kneass Co. 58' sailing ship

1936-1961 transported furs from communities on the Beaufort Sea.
1968-1973 used in scientific expeditions in the Beaufort Sea.
1970 registered in Vancouver.
Current owners in Victoria. For more, go here.


331852 Vancouver
North Way 1967 Prince Rupert Wahl 29

1985, 2006 owner: Ron Haldane, Metlakatla 327163 Prince Rupert
Northcrest 1969 Prince Rupert Wahl 30

Registered 1969 05 29
1985 owner: Stanley Szczuka, Prince Rupert
1992 owner: D. Reid, Sooke
2006, 2012 owner: Vancouver
330263 Prince Rupert
Northern Cross 1931 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Dry Dock 41.3x12.1x6.8 Mission Diocese of Caledonia, Anglican Church

Designed by D.A. G. Ross (WF Feb 1933 p. 10)
New mission boat to replace the Northern Cross. PRDN Mar 7, 1931
1931- early 1960s owner: Diocese of Caledonia, Prince Rupert
Renamed Anon; Robert D, then back to Northern Cross
1992 owner (Robert D.): I. Moore, Brentwood
2012 owner (Northern Cross) in Cowichan Bay
Still powered by the original Gardner 5L2 engine

156820 Prince Rupert
Northern Cross (became Westoe) 1912 Vancouver, Prince Rupert
43.4x10.8x5.1 (19530 mission Anglican Church Usual summer headquarters was Yacht Club floats. Painting etc. being done on yacht Club grid. (DN Mar 22/30)[?]
Rebuilt Prince Rupert 1947
1953 owner (Westoe): Arthur Oswald, Prince Rupert
Registration closed October 3, 2007
126619 Prince Rupert
Northern Exchange 1926 Prince Rupert, Cow Bay McLeans 44.8 x 12.3 x 5 seine James Field, Prince Rupert chartered to BC Packers who will use at new Skidegate Inlet cannery. Engine installed at Dry Dock(PRDN, Jy 10 & 17, 1926)
Source: 1927 List of Shipping
153159 Prince Rupert
Northern Monarch (ex Invercan No. 2) 1941 Prince Rupert N. M. McLean 48
Inverness Cannery (Todd) 1948, 1953 owner: JH Todd
1985 owner: F. Clifton, Hartley Bay
1992 owner: S. Jeffrey, Prince Rupert
2012: operating as fishing charter boat, Kello's Marine Fishing Charters, Prince Rupert
173477 Victoria
Northern Ocean 1957 Sointula William A. Williams
40

1985 owner: Cadorin Fishing Ltd, Nanaimo
1992 owner: W. Schmuecker, Tofin0
2012 owners on Pender Island
189963 Vancouver
Northern Princess No. 1 1970 Bella Bella Shearwater Marine 51 Fb
1985 owner: F. Ellis, Hornby Island
1992 owner: Moon Dancer Fishing, Sidney
Registration closed March 31 2011
344709 Vancouver
Northern Spy 1962 Kelsey Bay
37

1985 owner: G. Smith, Qualicum Beach
1992 owner: H. Aufleger, Port Alberni
2012 owner in Port Alberni
319509 Vancouver
Northern Sunset (became Ocean Tigress) 1979 Prince Rupert Dodge Cove Boatyards (Iver Wahl) 41

1985 owner: Tiger Fish, Port Moody
2003, 2012 owner in Port Coquitlam
392893 Prince Rupert
Northland II 1935 Dodge Cove
30.2x8.7x4.5

1953 owner: Olaf Petersen, Vancouver 174099
Norvis Puffin (ex Cachalot) 1962, 1985 Masset



1992 owner (Norvis Puffin): C. Hill, Ganges 313084 Vancouver
Novena / Frenterprise 1970 Port Clements Martell, Colin 35

1985 owner: Okabe Charters, Prince Rupert 344742 Prince Rupert
NP??? 1954 Dodge Cove Wahls
gillnetters North Pacific Cannery 1954: The crew was putting the finishing touches on three new 32-foot gillnettesr for North Pacific Cannery. Two had already been delivered. (WF Jy 1954:13)

NP 200 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
347200 Vancouver
NP 338 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery 1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346629 Vancouver
NP 340 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
1992, 2003 owner: C. Sankey, Port Simpson
1976 Image link (UBC Fisherman Publications Coll.)
346570 Vancouver
NP 345 1963 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
1992 owner: Port Edward Marine Services
Registration papers in PRCRA
Registration closed June 18, 1998
347179 Vancouver
NP 348 1963 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
347180 Vancouver
NP 351 1964 Prince Rupert Wahl 28 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346630 Vancouver
NP 352 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346571 Vancouver
NP 355 1965 Prince Rupert Wahl 28 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346631 Vancouver
NP 356 1965 Prince Rupert Wahl 28 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346611 Vancouver
NP 358 1965 Prince Rupert
29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985, 1992 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed Feb 25, 2002
346572 Vancouver
NP 360 1966 Prince Rupert Wahl 28 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed February 3, 1989
346632 Vancouver
NP 362 1965 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985, 1992 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
Registration closed July 18, 1995
347181 Vancouver
NP 363 1966 Prince Rupert Wahl 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
1992, 2012 owner in Hazelton
347182 Vancouver
NP 365 (became Katlynn 4) 1967 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat Yard Ltd. 29 gillnet
North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
2006 (Katlynn 4) owner: Prince Rupert
347183 Vancouver
NP 381( became Nishga Dawn) 1971 Prince Rupert Wahl 32 Fb North Pacific Cannery
1985 owner (NP 381): Northern Native Fishing Corp.
1992 (Nishga Dawn) : Northern Native Fishing Corp.
2006 owner: J. Nyce, Gitwinksihlkw
345701 Vancouver
NP 382 1971 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat yard Ltd. 32 Fb North Pacific Cannery
Regisitered 1971 10 12
1985 owner: Northern Native Fishing Corp.
2003, 2012owner: Doolan, Kincolith
345702 Vancouver
Nupen 1946 Prince Rupert BC Packers 31

1992 owner: Centurion Marine Services, Prince Rupert
Registration closed Oct 17 2011
189630 Prince Rupert
Nygaard 1932 Massett
30.5x10.8x4.5

1938, 1953 owner: John Dybhavn, Prince Rupert 156826
Nymph 1953 Cow Bay Wick, John O. and Ralph W. 32.8x9.8x4.9 Troller John (Jack) Jenkins, Prince Rupert PRDN Feb. 7, 1953
1985 owner: John Jenkins, Prince Rupert.
1992, 2008 owner in Delta
194982 Prince Rupert
Nyoka 1955 Prince Rupert Wahl, E. 30

1985, 2006 owner: Raymond Kierce, Prince Rupert 195778 Prince Rupert