Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Providence"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Ex-names:||Valkyrien, Ruth, Kis, Lone, Y340, Lisbeth-Vig|
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Gaffelketsch|
|Yard:||N. Nielsen & Son, Frederikshavn, DK|
|Overall length:||26.21 m|
|Length (hull):||19.50 m|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 10 Jul 2013
- built and launched at Frederikshavn, DK by N. Nielsen & Son in 1903, first name "Valkyrien", fishing number E36, call sign NMKB/OWPM, port of registry Esbjerg, DK.
- fishing vessel fitted with two masts and an auxillary engine, one cylinder, 2 stroke, 35 hp Scania.
- 1921 sold and name changed to "Ruth", port of registry Lemvig, fishing number L306.
- 1927 sold and name changed to "Kis", port of registry Esbjerg, fishing number E315, engine replaced with a 2 cyl. 60 hp. Scania.
- 1939 a new engine installed, 1 cyl. Grenaa 71 hp; vessel then charted by Royal Danish Navy for patrol service in domestic waters.
- 1943 taken over by the Germans and flew german flag.
- 1944 sold to Danish Government represented by the Ministry of Defence, Copenhagen, new engine installed , 2 cyl. 119 hp. Alpha diesel.
- 1949 name changed to "Lone", port of registry Esbjerg.
- since 1951 the Royal Danish Navy used the vessel for defense purposes exclusively and she was struck from civil registry; Navy call sign Y340.
- 1952 collision with Danish car ferry "Broen", Y340 was sunk immedeatley all 9 crew were saved, Y340 was raised and repaired.
- 1958 Y340 was transferred to the Danish Maritime Home Guard, registration number MHV55, Station Kolding and Fredericia.
- 1976 sold to Per Bjerken Lille Egebjerg, Vig on an auction and was enlisted in the civil shipping registry; name changed to "Lisbeth-Vig", port of registry Holbaek, call sign OULH, inspection number H742.
- 1978 deleted from Danish Shipping Registry and sold to Peter-Thor Watson, name changed to "Providence", port of registry Victoria, CAN.
- transferred to Victoria B.C. at the West Coast of North America, underwent a major refit.
- 1984 the sailing rig was completely replaced, including masts, spars, and all sails.
- new diesel engine replaced the old one in 1995.
- 2004 removal of the fish hold and a new main salon was built.
- today she works as a Canadian Coast Guard passenger certified ship offering daily charter cruise and longer trips in British Columbia coastal waters.
- for sale in 2013.