Stella Maris as a minesweeper in British Royal Navy service,
prior to her conversion to a tug.
|Name: Stella Maris||Official Number:||Signal Letters:|
||Dimensions: 124.5' long, 23.6' breadth, 12.2' deep
|Built: Poplar, United Kingdom||Builder: Samuda Bios||Year: 1882|
|Registered Port: Saint John, New Brunswick||Owners: Halifax Trading & Sealing Co. (Farquhar & Co.)|
|Crew: Captain Brannan|
|Career: Was taking barges into Bedford Basin when had to manoeuver quickly to avoid Imo. Stella Maris and crew tried to tow the burning Mont Blanc away from Pier 6 after the collision with Imo. Stella Maris was severely damaged by the explosion and 19 of her crew, including Capt. Brannen, were killed. Remarkably, five men aboard survived. Due to the heavy wartime demands for shipping, she was salvaged, rebuilt and put back into service.|
|Sources: Lloyd's Register 1916-1917.|
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