La Belle (I)

Other Names
ex: APc-15 (U.S.S.)
ex: Gulf Trader
later: Black Trader
Vessel Type
Tow ยป Tugboat
Ship Dates
Date built: 1943
End date: 1998
Vessel Description

In 1961 her engine was removed and she was converted her to an unpowered vessel. In 1962 she was converted to a non-powered live aboard. Her registry closed and certificate cancelled as powered vessel Oct 2, 1961 in Vancouver, BC. As a non-powered vessel her status remains suspended. As USS Apc-15 she earned one battle star for World War II service in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. As Black Trader she was seen in use as a live aboard in the Fraser River delta area up until the mid 1990s. She is reported to have sank in a Fraser River Slough in 1998 after capsizing (no record of this source of this is presently available).

Source: Nauticapedia: La Belle (I)

Related Archival Items
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 39 (VMM05.39)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 42 (VMM05.42)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 37 (VMM05.37)