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Updated September 18, 2012
Names in blue indicate vessels believed to be still afloat

Name Date Built Where builit Builder Length Type Original Owner Notes Official No. Port of Registry
R & L 1926 Prince Rupert
28

Registered ca. 1961
1992 owner: Peter Perkovich, Prince Rupert
Registration closed September 23, 2003
313065 Prince Rupert
R. H. I (became Pacific Sun) 1931 Prince Rupert Suehiro 35

1938, 1948 owner: Hubert Ristow, Butedale
1953 owner (RHI): J. H. Todd & Sons
1985 owner: Viola Hurford, West Vancouver
1992 owner: J. MacDonald, Uclulet
Registration closed January 12, 2006
156823 Vancouver
R. N. 1930 Prince Rupert
31.4x8.6x3.4

1938 owner: John Thompson, Prince Rupert
1941 owner: Rasmus Nakken, Prince Rupert
1948, 1953 owner: Harald Sund, Prince Rupert
156816 Prince Rupert
R.W. 1925 Prince Rupert N. M. McLean 38.0x10.6x6.0 halibut/ pleasure
Capt. Anskar Wick.
new iron tanks being installed at Atlas Boiler Works. (DN Jan 11/30)
1938 owner: Mrs. Roy Wick, Prince Rupert
1941 owners: Arvid Sandhals and Sverre Gjerstad, Prince Rupert
1943: Capt. S Jerstad was down from Prince Rupert with his halibut craft R.W. Intends to make a trip or two on scrap fishing before returning home for the opening of the halibut fishing WF Feb 1943:10
1948, 1953 owner: Eric Helmer, Vancouver
Rebuilt 1970
1992, 2012 owner in Terrace BC
152668 Prince Rupert
Radar 1947 Masset Wylie, Alexander
troller
1954: George Sahonovitch (WF Jy 54:12)
1992 owner: James Jeannotte, Queen Charlotte City
2006 owner: Queen Charlotte City
327140 Prince Rupert
Rainbow 1906 Campbell Island (Bella Bella) Carpenter 51.6 x 16.2 x 6.2 Schr-Glt Capt Carpenter? 1916 owner: Frederick S. Carpenter, Campbell Island 122528 Vancouver
Ralaco




Port Simpson PRDN Oct 27, 1923.

Ramsefjord 1946 Cow Bay, Prince Rupert Wick, Ole 36.1x10.7x4.6 deep sea troller
1948, 1953 owner: Charles Finnie, Vancouver (Prince Rupert registry)
1992 owner: Billy Bowman, Mill Bay
Registry closed Dec. 13, 2001.
176791 Prince Rupert / Nanaimo
Ramsey Isle 1948 Prince Rupert
35.4x11.2x4.8

1948, 1953 owner: Robert Robertson, Prince Rupert
(not in 1992 list)
179561 Prince Rupert
Real 1931 Dodge Cove Wahl, Edward 31.3x9.5x4.4 pleasure
1938, 1953 owner: Ole Valderhaug, Prince Rupert
1985, 2008 owner: Prince Rupert
Registration closed Nov 15 2011
156821 Prince Rupert
Reaper (became The Skyla Brianne) 1950 Sointula Aro, Tovo 40'
Joe Norman

1992 owner: George Stonehouse, Hornby Island
Moved to Kootenay Lake 1997.
Renamed The Skylar Brianne in 2006.

188618 Vancouver
Reaver (became Moonrise) 1961 Sointula
32

1985 owner: J. Armstrong, Vancouver
1992 owner:Thin Nguyen, Vancouver
314775 Vancouver
Rebel 4 1952 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat Yard Ltd. 29

1985, 1992 owner: S. Estes, Quatsino
2006 owner in Courtenay
323486 Nanaimo
Rebel Wind (ex Milart) 1940 Oona River Group, John 31

1963 owner: Arthur Himmelman, Vancouver
1985 owner: D. Ratcliffe, Tofino
1992 owner (Rebel Wind): Edward Whyte, Victoria
2006, 2012 owner in Shawnigan Lake
310345 Vancouver
Red Boy



tug
Pacific Salvage Co. power tug. (DN Ja31/31)
brought over Bobolink from Digby Is. (Mar 22/30)



Red Cedar 1919 Thurston Bay Forest Services 27.6x8.6x4.6 forestry patrol
Minister of Lands 141421 Vancouver
Red Wing II 1919 Harbledown Island
33.8

1921, 1941 owner: Michael Kamano, Alert Bay
1948 owner: Jean Richardson et al. Alert Bay
141566 Vancouver
Redtop




Kitkatla on Ward ways for overhaul. PRDN Aug 30, 1924.

Regal R. 1910 Prince Rupert
27.5x10.0x4.0

1918, 1921 owner: John A. Swanson, Prince Rupert
1938, 1953 owner: Morris Benson, Ocean Falls
138179 Prince Rupert
Rehab 1944 Oona River Iverson, Krist

Helge Essen


Reliance



halibut
Capt. R. Ringstead.
minor repairs at Cow Bay. being refitted for sea. DN Nov 5/21)


Reliant I (became C-Buster) 1972 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl


Registered June 8, 1972
2006, 2012 owners in Victoria
344767 Prince Rupert
Relief 1929 Prince Rupert McLean 40.6x13.6x5.8

1938, 1953 owner: Merrill Sollows, Vancouver
1985, 1992 owner: R. Johnson, Vancouver
In 2006, the vessel was mounted beside a concrete footing of the Granville Street Bridge, Vancouver, to improve the view from a Granville Island restaurant. (Mariner Life, April 2006, p. 28)
Read more about the Relief.
Image link (Richmond Archives)
155155 Prince Rupert
Remora No. 1 1956 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat Yard 35

1985, 1992 owner: J. Melin, Prince Rupert
2006, 2012 owner: Saltspring is.
198573 New Westminster
Rendal 1945 Cow Bay Wick, Ole 38.0x12.4x6.0 troller K. K. Berg 1953 owner: Kristian Berg, Prince Rupert
1959, fall: sold to Alvin Nystedt (WF Dec 1959:41)
1985 owner: G. Woodcliffe, Surrey
see article in Westcoast Fisherman, May 1990.
2008 owner in Cumberland
2012 owners in Cumberland & Courtenay
176082 Prince Rupert
Rendezvous 1940 Prince Rupert
44 yacht
1992 owner: Rendezvous Dive Ventures, Port Alberni 172382 Port Alberni
Rennell 1917 Prince Rupert
50.0x12.3x6.4

1918, 1921 owners: R. Beaumont and C. H. Nicholson, Vancouver BC
Not in 1938 List of Shipping
138673 Prince Rupert
Rennell Sound 1968 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 42

1985 owner: Rennell Sound Fishing, Vancouver
1992 owner: Scendfjord Fishing Ltd, Vancouver
2012 owner in Parksville
327157 Prince Rupert
Reveille 1919 Prince Rupert
42x13.6x5

1921 owner: Donald Yelf and Horace Bradberry, Prince Rupert
Not in 1938 List of Shipping
150313 Prince Rupert
Reward I 1940 Prince Rupert Wahl, Edward 38 troller
1941 owner: Ed Wahl
1946: Capt. Nels Antonsen s Reward No. 1. WF June46:43
1948 owner: Julius Johansen, Prince Rupert
1953 owner: Carl Mostad, Prince Rupert
1960 skipper: Ron Peterson (WF April 1960)
1985, 1992 owner: Reward I Marine Co, Sooke
2006 owner in Sooke
2012 owner in Calgary
172472 Prince Rupert
Ricy-Son (became Dad-Son) 1959 Sointula Williams Boat Works, Sointula 36

1985 owner (Dad-Son): E. Schuler, Nanaimo
1992 owner: C. Cootes, Nanaimo
2012 owner in Nanaimo
312788 Vancouver
Rider No. 1 1946 Masset Fredericksen, Seth 32.2x9.7x5.6

1953 owner: Norman Hebb, Prince Rupert
1985, 1992 owner: Sylvia O Brien, West Vancouver
2008 owner in West Vancouver
194983 Prince Rupert
Ridley 1951 Prince Rupert
12.6x7.1x3.3
Columbia Cellulose 1953 owner: Columbia Cellulose, Prince Rupert 193801 Vancouver
Rividis (became Ambassador III) 1924 Prince Rupert Dry Dock 60 Fisheries Dept. of Fisheries Headquarters in Swanson Bay. PRDN May 10, Aug 2, 1924.
1948, 1953: Ambassador III, registered in Vancouver. Owner: Shantyman s Mission of British Columbia, Vancouver
152569 Vancouver
Robert Agnes (became Casey Point) 1950 Masset
35.5x10.5x3.8

1953 owner (Robert Agnes): Harry Bell, Masset
Became Casey Point
1985 owner: Alex Blyth, Port Edward
Registration closed September 17, 2001
193624 Prince Rupert
Robert B 1941 Cow Bay Matsumoto, Y. 56 halibut Carl Bygdnes Launched February 12, 1941. 100 hp Vivian diesel. Bygdnes previously owned the Gulvik. PRDN Feb. 15, 1941.
1941 owner: Carl and Jens Bygdness, Prince Rupert
1948 owner; Carl Bygdness, Prince Rupert
1953 owner: Sverre Nordhus
New turbocharged Caterpillar D333 installed in 1960. Nordhus fished for Nelson Bros. (WF September 1960)
1985 owner: M. Kiselich, Surrey. registered length: 51
2008, 2012 owner in Mission
172477 Vancouver
Robert G. II 1952 Port Hardy William Scotton 37

1992 owner: John Salo, Dawsons Landing
2012 owner in Sointula
195451 Vancouver
Robert V. 1927 Inverness
33.8x8.9x4.3

1953 owner: Nelson Brothers Fisheries 174919 Prince Rupert
Rocar No. II (ex Lilly O.) 1928 Namu Ogawa, S. 31.8x9.9x4.8

1938, 1941 owner: A. & C. Widsten, Ocean Falls
1948 owner: George Richardson, Port Coquitlam
1953 owner (Lilly O): Mike Todosychuk
1985 owner: T. Robertson, Vancouver
154718 Vancouver
Rocky Joe 1971 Prince Rupert
27

1985 owner: Wayne Patterson, Prince Rupert
1992 owner: Oval Bay Tradng Service, Prince Rupert
Closed Nov. 14, 2003
344773 Prince Rupert
Rococo 1958 Prince Rupert Wahl 33

1985, 1992 owner: J. Morgan, Campbell River
Registration closed November 24, 1995
189633 Prince Rupert
Roell 1951 Telegraph Cove R. W. Davis 35

1985, 1992 owner: R. Botel, Port Hardy
2012 owner in Port Hardy
193818 Vancouver
Rolf Bruhn (ex Francois Lake Ferry) 1922 Prince Rupert Drydock? 64.0x27.3x5.3 ferry
1953 owner (Rolf Bruhn): BC Public Works
registration closed Feb 25 2000
150675 Prince Rupert
Roller Skate 1969 Queen Charlotte Regnery, Ed 31

1985 owner: T. Ruegg, Sidney
1992 owner Lisa Lloyd, Mill Bay
2012 owner in Victoria
330275 Prince Rupert
Rollick 1955 Prince Rupert Wahl Boatyard Ltd. 37

1985 owner: A. Howich, Campbell River
1992 owner: William Ross, Campbell River
2006, 2012 owner in North Vancouver
198569 Prince Rupert
Rose H. 1914 Massett
39

1938 owner: BC Packers
(not in 1941 list)
154706 Prince Rupert
Rota 1927 Prince Rupert Matsumoto Boat Works 32

1985, 1992 owner: E. Blums, Prince Rupert
2006, 2012 owner in Prince Rupert
330284 Prince Rupert
Royal Command 1977 Prince Rupert
35

1985 owner: PABB Enterprises, Prince Rupert
1992 owner: Volta Trading Corp, Prince Rupert
Closed August 6, 2002
369719 Prince Rupert
Royal III




Capt. Hadland, Oona River In town for hay for cattle. PRDN Jan 31, 1925

Ruby Mae
Work Channel?



Said to have been built at what was called Sawmil Bay, Worsfold Bay on Work Chanel.Purchased by John Currie of Prince Rupert from hand loggers at Surf Inlet in 1920 for $1400.
New house put on 1921 at McLeans.
1930 sold to Power Corporation of Canada who were building a hydro-electric project at Big Falls on the Ecstall River.
Read more about the Ruby Mae



Rupert 49



gillnetter
Sam Lockerby [of Port Essington] owns the gillnetter Upert 49. WF June 1946:46

Rupertite 1963 Cow Bay Wick Brothers Boatyards 37 troller George Howe Jr. Launched March, 1963. planked with yellow cedar with a fir bottom. 37 x 11 . 105 hp Perkins diesel. Designed by Ralph Wick. Has vertical planks instead of horizontal, which ighten the craft. This type of planing has been developing, John Wick said. I think it is the coming thing. PRDN Mar 26, 1963
1985, 1992 owner: Farkas Charter, Qualicum Beach
2006, 2012 owner in Refuge Cove
313090 Prince Rupert
Ruth B. 1919 Ocean Falls
61.6 x 14.8 x 8.4

1921 owner: Pacific Mills
1930, 1941 owner: Goose Island Fisheries
1948, 1953 owner: Francis Millard & Co.
141551 Vancouver
Ruth G. 1926 Old Masset
46.0 x 12.5 x 5.0

1930, 1941 Owner: Andrew Brown, Old Masset
1948, 1953 owner: BC Packers
153302 Vancouver