Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mystery Ship in Canada Turns Out to Be USS APc-15-- Part 1

From the Jan. 10, 2014, Delta (British Columbia) Optimist "Duddy solves mystery of sunken ship" by Jessica Kerr. //// The remains of the tug La Belle, a former World War II ship, were found in Deas Slough. George Duddy of White Rock is retired and spends much of his time researching old warships. //// He was looking for the remains of the Audrey B when he found the remains of another sunken ship which can be seen at low tide in Deas Slough. //// Through measurements, he knew it wasn't the Audrey B. //// After World War II, Vancouver tugboat companies started buying surplus vessels. Vancouver Tug Boat Company purchased the USS APc-15 from the United States and renamed the ship the La Belle. They also bought seven others and used them as tugs, fish packers and herring seiners. //// A Boat of Many Colors. --GreGen

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