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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > North Vancouver > HMS Flamborough Head (HMCS Cape Breton)
HMS Flamborough Head (HMCS Cape Breton)
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created by -Rio- on 12/6/2013 9:25 PM
last modified by -Rio- on 6/22/2014 8:31 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Boat
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Owner: city of north Vancouver
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Bird Shit,
  •  Interesting Features
    Its a big boat stern!!!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • two hotels / appartments just beside it. (residents / guess might call the cops)
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1944
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    long pants / sleeve, breathing mask
    HMCS Cape Breton was a RCN Cape-class escort maintenance ship. Originally built for the Royal Navy as HMS Flamborough Head in 1944.

    It was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952 and served till 1975. It was used as a floating machine shop until the late 1990s. Except for a short section of the stern and her engines, was to eventually go on display in North Vancouver BC, the ship was sunk in the waters of British Columbia in 2001 by the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia after extensive cleaning to meet Environment Canada requirements.

    It now lies near Snake Island in Nanaimo harbour and is a popular scuba diving site.

    As of December 2013. the city of North Vancouver has begun the tear down / removal of the boat stern.
     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    getting demolished

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    Last Voyage before its gone forever
    Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
    posted by -Rio-
    9 pictures
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    squeezed in an other visit
    Sat, Mar 15th, 2014
    posted by -Rio-
    7 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/30/2014 8:53 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 30 14 at 8:53, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 22 14 at 8:31, -Rio- changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 22 14 at 8:31, -Rio- made this location public
  • on May 23 14 at 0:29, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:07, -Rio- updated gallery picture 8
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:06, -Rio- updated gallery picture IMGP6018.JPG
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:05, -Rio- updated gallery picture 7
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:05, -Rio- updated gallery picture 6
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:04, -Rio- updated gallery picture
  • on Mar 15 14 at 5:01, -Rio- deleted picture 367212 from gallery squeezed in an other visit
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