Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number U.S. NAVY
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 194.50
Width 37.00
Depth 13.50
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Canadian measures, 1948 (174.42 x 36.42 x 19.16; 861 gross - 536 registered). Tonnage change, 1955 (874 gross - 549 registered). Tonnage change, 1960 (877 gross - 492 registered).
History Laid down as YN-62 for U.S. Navy.Vessel commissioned in U.S. Navy on April 8, 1944. Saw service, 1944-1946, in New Guinea, Australia, Philippines, and Borneo. Decommissioned on April 4, 1946; stricken from Navy List on May 8, 1946. Transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission on May 7, 1947, and sold to E.E. Johnson, of Fort William, Ontario, on April 29, 1947.
Disposition Went aground in James Bay, P.Q., on August 14, 1961, while doing hydrographical survey; abandoned by crew as total loss.

Build Information

Builder Everett Pacific Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Place Built Everett, WA
Date Built 1944-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
FOUNDATION JOSEPHINE II1952-00-001960-00-00CANADA143189
NORTH STAR IV1960-00-001961-00-00CANADA143189
ROCKY RIVER1949-00-001952-00-00CANADA143189

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Foundation Maritime, Ltd.1952-00-001960-00-00CANADA143189
Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping, Ltd.1947-00-001949-00-00CANADA143189
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Ltd.1949-00-001952-00-00CANADA143189
U.S. Navy1944-00-001947-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
William Sumarah, Jr.1960-00-001961-00-00CANADA143189