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Artifact no.
1984.1178.001
Model
ST. ROCH, SS
Manufacturer
STUDEN, R.M.
Manufacturer Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Manufactured Date
Between 1978 - 1981
Context Function
ST. ROCH WAS SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED FOR THE R.C.M.P. AS A NORTHERN RESUPPLY VESSEL AND FLOATING DETACHMENT
Context Technical
SAUCER CONSTRUCTION OF 88-TON ST. ROCH ENABLED HULL TO LIFT OVER FORMING ICE PACKS.
Context Canada
ST. ROCH WAS BUILT IN VANCOUVER AND SERVED RCMP 1928-1950. 1ST SHIP TO NEGOTIATE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM WEST TO EAST (1942) AND BACK (1944), AND TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE NORTH AMERICA (1950). SHIP RETIRED IN 1958; DECLARED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE (1962). NOW DISPLAYED AT VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM.
Description
SITKA SPRUCE; FENDER PATCH; METAL NAILS; STEEL CABLE; NYLON THREAD
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Markings
"R.C.M. POLICE ST. ROCH" PAINTED ALONG LEFT TOP OF BOW
Group 1
Marine Transportation
Category 1
Models
Subcategory 1
Historical artifact
Material
wood->spruce;metal->steel;synthetic->nylon