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Ocean Rockswift

St John Tugboat Co Ocean Rockswift, 1000hp

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In 1967 the Ocean Rockswift was returning to her home port of St John N B, when in fog, at midnight, she collided with a 50ft fishing vessel the Silver King, rolling her over. Of the 7 man crew of the Silver King, sadly only one survived.
 

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Ordered by the Ministry of War Transport, London to the Modified Warrior / Roach design of Empire tug
OCEAN ROCKSWIFT
O.N. 174004. 233g. 42n. 105.0 (113.5 ol) x 30.0 x 12.4 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16½", 27" & 46" x 30") by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Port Arthur, Ontario. 104nhp 1,000ihp.
11.1945: Completed as ROCKSWIFT by Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd, Kingston, Ontario (Yard No.37) for The Government of Canada, (Ministry of Transport), Canada.
1946: Sold to St. John Tug Boat Co Ltd, St John, NB.,
16.05.1946: Registered at St. Johns NB. Vessel No.2 of 1946 as OCEAN ROCKSWIFT
1972: Demolished
 

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