BONAVISTA - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada       Call sign - VOSY     IMO number - 5047962     Owner - Marine Atlantic, Canada

Location - Photographed while she was under tow in the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 14 October 1989
Photographer - Marc Piche     Added to archive - 23 Feb 2003     Last updated - 23 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - January 1956
  Delivered - April 1956

  (a) Bonavista - Canada

  She served as Bonavista for her entire career
  Scrapped in Quebec, Canada in 1993

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger / General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 1,174
  Net tonnage - 575
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,389
  L.O.A. - 65.46 meters (214'9")
  L.B.P. - 60.66 meters (199'0)
  Width overall - 10.70 meters (35'1")
  Width moulded - 10.67 meters (35'0")
  Draught - 5.25 meters (17'2.5")
  Depth - 5.95 meters (19'6")
  Container capacity - none
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Hall Russel & Company Ltd.
  Country - Aberdeen, Scotland
  Hull number - 852
  Engine builder - Canadian Locomotive Company Ltd., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Fairbanks-Morse 8-cylinder diesel
  Horsepower - 955 kW or 1,280 bhp
  Speed - 12 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes - 3 at 4 tonne capacity

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* In these pictures Bonavista was being towed from Montreal after she was used as a stage prop for the movie "Cargo"
* She was owned by the Canadian National Railway Company through the 1960s and early 1970s
* Prior to her sale for scrap Bonavista was listed as owned by 2525-415 Quebec Inc., Canada
* It is beleived that she was dismantled in Quebec during 1993

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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