Japanese Fishing Fleet “Contracts”

Japanese Fishing Fleet “Contracts”


Title Proper Japanese Fishing Fleet
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains documents concerning seized Japanese Canadian vessels repaired by Star Shipyards. The vessels listed in this file were all prepared for custody of the Royal Navy. Star Shipyard reports that they had completed 122 vessels for the Navy. Most of the documents are bulletins to the Japanese Fishing Vessel Disposal Committee informing them of the date and job number of vessels turned over to the Navy. There are also a couple files relating directly to the HMCS “Departure Bay.”
Name of creator
Star Shipyard (Mercers) Ltd. created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



Japanese Fishing Fleet “Contracts”
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