Jib part way up, starboard side view

St. Roch

Vessel Type
Patrol » RCMP
Ship Date
Date launched: 1928
Vessel Description

RCMPV St. Roch is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner, the first ship to completely circumnavigate North America, and the second sailing vessel to complete a voyage through the Northwest Passage. She was the first ship to complete the Northwest Passage in the direction west to east (Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean), going the same route that Amundsen on the sailing vessel Gjøa went east to west, 38 years earlier.

The ship was most often captained by Henry Larsen.

Source: Wikipedia: St. Roch (ship)

Related Collections
Collection: St. Roch research collection
Collection: Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph collection
Collection: Henry Larsen collection
Collection: John Duke photograph collection
Collection: William Carl Tyack collection
Series: W.B. and M.H. Chung maritime history collection » Series 1: Maritime History
Series: VMM Archives collection » Series 16: Boggild report & photographs
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 2: Personal papers » Bill McLeod - Canada Post vessel stamps
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 2: Personal papers » J. Auld Collection - Henry Larsen records and St. Roch photographs
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 2: Personal papers » St. Roch sketches, calendar, newspaper clipping
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 2: Personal papers » C.E. Jeffrey Collection - Henry Larsen records and photos
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 10: Visual art & photographs » Robert Shaw photograph collection
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 13: Newspapers » Vancouver Province newspaper clipping: St. Roch
File: VMM Photograph collection » Ships » St. Roch
File: VMM Photograph Album collection » W.R.C.N.S
File: VMM Reference Files collection » Biographies » Halliday, Thomas
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » Miscellany ship plans
Subseries: St. Roch research collection » Series 7: Crew collections » J. M. Monette collection
Subseries: St. Roch research collection » Series 7: Crew collections » Herbert Holt collection
Series: St. Roch research collection » Series 7: Crew collections
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1927 ship plans » Original 1927 ship plans
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1927 ship plans » Copies of 1927 ship plans
Subseries: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1927 ship plans
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1958 ship plans
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1969 ship plans
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 2012 ship plans
File: VMM Ship Plan collection » St. Roch plans » 1940s ship plans
Subseries: St. Roch research collection » Series 7: Crew collections » Clarence Pigeon collection
Series: St. Roch research collection » Series 1: Administrative files » Subseries 1.2: Events » Michael Dobrin 50th anniversary research
Subseries: St. Roch research collection » Series 7: Crew collections » Pat Hunt collection
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 16: Boggild report & photographs » K.H. Boggild - extracts from the log of the St. Roch
File: VMM Archives collection » Series 16: Boggild report & photographs » K.H. Boggild negatives
Related Artifacts
Arctic Outerwear (part 1 of 2) (2013.003.001)
Bell-rope (X.74.365.4)
Board (2008.0003.0001)
Bollard (M973.393.1)
Bollard (M973.393.2)
Bollard (M973.393.3)
Bollard (M973.393.4)
Bollard (M973.393.5)
Bollard (M973.393.6)
Bollard (M973.393.7)
Bollard (M973.393.8)
Bollard (M973.393.9)
Bollard (M973.394.1)
Bollard (M973.394.2)
Bollard (M973.394.3)
Booklet (000.068.003)
Booties (2019.999.306)
Box (2020.999.106)
Button (2019.999.138)
Case (M973.300.1 a)
Chest (2012.002.1)
Coin (M973.346.1)
Cord (2020.999.102)
Course Corrector (kx85.107.21)
Drawing (2008.5000.0632)
Electrical fitting (2019.999.142)
Electrical housing (2019.999.141)
Fragment (2020.999.101)
Gauge (2020.999.104)
Gavel (2005.0037.0008)
Geometry Instruments (2005.0037.0015)
Holder (M972.130.1)
Instrument (M973.300.1 b-o)
Jack Foster Flask (2015.004.001)
Kit (M973.300.1 p-z)
Knife (M973.413.1)
Lens (2020.999.105 a-c)
Lightbulb (2019.999.140)
Log, taffrail (2020.999.103)
Lubricant (2020.999.099)
Medal (2020.003.001)
Medal (2020.003.002)
Necklace (M972.130.6)
Pin (972.46.14)
Pin, Lapel (2019.999.150)
Plaque (M973.489.1)
Postcard (P000.028.708)
Postcard (P000.028.709)
Postcard (P000.028.710)
Postcard (P000.028.711)
Postcard (P000.028.712)
Postcard (P000.028.713)
Print (2018.999.136)
RCMP St. Roch Union Jack (2017.004.001)
Receiver (M973.242.20)
Report Card (2006.0017.00011)
Rope (2020.999.081)
Rope (2020.999.084)
Rope (2020.999.085)
Screw (2020.999.097)
Sewing Kit (2008.0001.0002)
Sextant (M972.2.2)
Stamp (000.068.001)
Stamp (000.068.002)
Statue (1985.0107.004KX)
String (2020.999.093)
Transceiver (M973.242.13)
Vessel Fragment (2007.1018)
Vessel Fragment (2019.999.137)
Wire (2020.999.078)
Wrench (2020.999.098)
Related Archival Items
graphic materials: Ship at official opening (EORM-50-03)
graphic materials: Sgt. Anderton, Inspector James & Sgt. Larsen (HCSR-30-27)
graphic materials: Crew on boom (HCSR-40-22)
graphic materials: Crew posing on boat deck (HCSR-50-01)
graphic materials: 1954 crew on boat deck and wheelhouse (HCSR-50-06)
graphic materials: Crewman painting (HCSW-100-02)
graphic materials: St. Roch and boats in Herschel Harbour, 1929 (HNSS-20-02)
graphic materials: After being launched, prior to fitting of masts (HSDO-20-01)
graphic materials: Alongside Coleman-Evans pier (HSDO-20-02)
graphic materials: Halifax 1942 (HSDO-40-04)
graphic materials: Docked in Halifax (HSDO-40-05)
graphic materials: Ship at Evans-Coleman dock in Vancouver (HSDO-40-08)
graphic materials: Halifax, 1944 (HSDO-40-15)
graphic materials: Under construction (HSDR-20-01)
graphic materials: In Hadden Park (HSDR-50-08)
graphic materials: Frozen in at winter quarters (HSFR-30-12)
graphic materials: St. Roch tied up to grounded ice (HSMO-30-01)
graphic materials: Coronation Gulf beside foundering Fort James (HSMO-30-13)
graphic materials: Starboard side in the ice (HSMO-30-19)
graphic materials: Tied to ice floe (HSMO-40-17)
graphic materials: Tied to ice floe (HSMO-40-19)
graphic materials: Moored to ice in Arctic (HSMO-40-21)
graphic materials: Trial voyage, sails up (HSUS-20-01)
graphic materials: Trial voyage, sails up (HSUS-20-02)
graphic materials: Trial voyage, sails up (HSUS-20-03)
graphic materials: Trial voyage 1928, sails up, port side view (HSUS-20-04)
graphic materials: Jib part way up, starboard side view (HSUS-30-01)
graphic materials: Offshore Lunenburg (HSUS-40-06)
graphic materials: Leaving Halifax, pilot aboard, flag up (HSUS-40-07)
graphic materials: Leaving Halifax, 1944 (HSUS-40-08)
graphic materials: St. Roch behind ice floes summer 1948 (HSUS-40-09)
graphic materials: St. Roch being towed under Lions Gate Bridge (HSUS-50-06)
graphic materials: Ship dressed entering Vancouver (HSUS-50-07)
graphic materials: Deck showing the work boat and one man (HSVE-30-01)
graphic materials: Split in rudder post, 1937 (HSVE-30-02)
graphic materials: Starboard well and boat deck (HSVE-40-04)
graphic materials: From anchor winch to deck house, 1944 (HSVE-40-05)
graphic materials: St. Roch in the ice (LM2012.020.013)
graphic materials: St. Roch in ice (LM2018.005.001)
graphic materials: St. Roch (LM2018.005.002)
graphic materials: St. Roch in ice (LM2018.005.003)
graphic materials: Digging out the St. Roch (LM2018.005.019)
graphic materials: St. Roch starboard side (LM2018.888.001)
graphic materials: "St. Roch", Winter Quarters, port side (LM2018.888.002)
graphic materials: Winter quarters (LM2019.009.001)
graphic materials: In winter quarters (LM2019.009.002)
graphic materials: Inspections Spring 31 (LM2019.009.003)
graphic materials: Larsen and Wood dressed as pirates (LM2019.009.004)
graphic materials: Tree River or Port Epworth (LM2019.009.005)
graphic materials: On a reef off Cambridge Bay (LM2019.009.006)
graphic materials: Off Pt. Barrow on the way in (LM2019.009.007)
graphic materials: Clarence Pigeon on deck (LM2019.012.001)
graphic materials: First mate Bill Hall (LM2019.012.002)
graphic materials: Crew member in winter clothing (LM2019.012.003)
graphic materials: Inuit dress Clarence Pigeon (LM2019.012.004)
graphic materials: 1945 Billy Cashin (LM2019.012.005)
graphic materials: Sled dogs in scow (LM2019.012.006)
graphic materials: Inuit hunters and walrus (LM2019.012.007)
graphic materials: 1945 walrus on ice flow [sic] (LM2019.012.008)
graphic materials: Inuit women and children with fish nets (LM2019.012.009)
graphic materials: Clarence Pigeon napping near halibut (LM2019.012.011)
graphic materials: Two crew cleaning walrus (LM2019.012.012)
graphic materials: Crew member relaxing at the stern (LM2019.012.013)
graphic materials: Inspector Henry Larsen (LM2019.012.014)
graphic materials: St. Roch in the ice (LM2019.012.017)
graphic materials: St. Roch in the ice (LM2019.012.019)
graphic materials: Halabut [sic] Clarence Pigeon (LM2019.012.021)
graphic materials: Walrus on deck (LM2019.012.022)
graphic materials: St. Roch in ice (LM2019.012.023)
graphic materials: St. Roch in the ice (LM2019.012.028)
graphic materials: St. Roch docked in Vancouver (LM2019.012.029)
graphic materials: RCMP St. Roche [sic] Ispector Larson [sic] Captain (LM2019.012.030)
graphic materials: Ice jam 1945 (LM2019.012.031)
graphic materials: St. Roch caught in ice jam for 11 days (LM2019.012.032)
graphic materials: "Frozen in" - Walker Bay (P001.017.003)
graphic materials: Caught in heavy ice (P001.017.011)
graphic materials: The ship in the A-frame shelter (RSEM-100-01b)
graphic materials: Map of Canada shows both routes (SSMS-82-01a)
graphic materials: North America and routes of 1940-42, 1944 and 1950 (SSMS-82-02)
graphic materials: Map of Canada red line to Halifax (SSMS-82-10a)
graphic materials: Map of Canada red line to Halifax (SSMS-82-11a)
graphic materials: Map of Canada red line to Halifax (SSMS-82-11b)
graphic materials: Western Arctic (SSMS-87-01a)
graphic materials: Vancouver to Herschel Island (SSMS-87-02a)
graphic materials: Tied up to heavy ice (P001.017.020)
graphic materials: St. Roch at Hudson's Bay post (LM2003.032.3-5)
graphic materials: St. Roch (LM2003.032.3-8)
graphic materials: St. Roch at anchor (LM2003.032.10-8)
moving images: Through the North-West Passage 1940-1942 (LM2014.010.001)
moving images: St. Roch sails south (LM2018.999.048)
moving images: St. Roch arrival [in Vancouver] (LM2018.999.049)
sound recordings: Dr. J. Lewis Robinson on the voyage of the St. Roch (SR-009)
sound recordings: Pat Hunt & Henry Larsen interviews [oral history] (VMM02.01.006)
sound recordings: Pat Hunt interview (VMM02.01.022)
sound recordings: Henry Larsen reminiscences (VMM02.01.023)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch Vancouver, B.C.: As found record & builder's plans (partial) (2007.5000.0170)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch lines plan (as found) (2007.5000.0170a)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch lines plan (as found) (2007.5000.0170b)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch framing in port quarter aft (2007.5000.0170c)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch section through poop deck (2007.5000.0170d)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch forecastle deck arrangement & key plan (2007.5000.0170e)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rigging arrangement & key plan (2007.5000.0170f)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room engine plan (2007.5000.0170g)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room aft bulkhead construction (2007.5000.0170h)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room aft bulkhead fittings (2007.5000.0170i)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room port section & bilge pump (2007.5000.0170j)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room fuel tank & filter (2007.5000.0170k)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room cooling system & ladder (2007.5000.0170l)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room electrical panel (2007.5000.0170m)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room panel switches etc. (2007.5000.0170n)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine room panel labels & oil tank (2007.5000.0170o)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch poop deckhouse (2007.5000.0170p)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch deckhouse (bulkheads) (2007.5000.0170q)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch deckhouse (ceiling, floor, & bulkheads) (2007.5000.0170r)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch wheelhouse (details) (2007.5000.0170s)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch skylight on poop deck (arrangement) (2007.5000.0170t)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch skylight (hardware) (poop deck) (2007.5000.0170u)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch wheelhouse (hardware) (2007.5000.0170v)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch wheelhouse (hardware) (2007.5000.0170w)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch poop deck (key plan) (2007.5000.0170x)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch main deck - arrangement, & key plan (2007.5000.0170y)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch stern section (2007.5000.0170z)
technical drawings: St. Roch arrangements for haul out (2007.5000.0171)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch grounding cradle (2007.5000.0172)
technical drawings: Auxy schooner for the R.C.M.P. lines (2007.5000.0174)
technical drawings: Structural arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (2007.5000.0175)
technical drawings: St. Roch general arrangement plan (2007.5000.0176)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rigging plan (2007.5000.0177)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rigging plan (2007.5000.0178)
technical drawings: Arrangement of fastenings auxilary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (2007.5000.0179a)
technical drawings: Aux. Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. (2007.5000.0179b)
technical drawings: Aux. Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. lines (2007.5000.0179c)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rigging plan (2007.5000.0179d)
technical drawings: Structural arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. - Arctic subdivision (2007.5000.0179e)
technical drawings: Auxy schooner for the R.C.M.P. lines (2007.5000.0179f)
technical drawings: R.C.M.P. schooner St. Roch general arrangement as fitted (2007.5000.0179g)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rigging plan (2007.5000.0179h)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rigging plan (2007.5000.0179i)
technical drawings: Ketch sail plan 1944 (2007.5000.0179j)
technical drawings: R.C.M.P. schooner St. Roch general arrangement as fitted (2007.5000.0179k)
technical drawings: Proposed layout of new deck house of R.C.M.P. aux. schooner St. Roch (2007.5000.0179l)
technical drawings: Midship section auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (2007.5000.0179m)
technical drawings: Auxy schooner for the R.C.M.P. lines (2007.5000.0179n)
technical drawings: Aux. schooner for R.C.M.P. rudder and stern post (2007.5000.0179o)
technical drawings: Diagram of connec[tions?] STT-4 transmitt[er?] (2007.5000.0179p)
technical drawings: Suggested exhaust line (2007.5000.0737)
technical drawings: St. Roch awning arrangement (2007.5000.0738)
technical drawings: St. Roch restoration (2007.5000.0739)
technical drawings: Auxy. schooner for the R.C.M.P. lines (LM2013.013.001)
technical drawings: Midship section auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (LM2013.013.002)
technical drawings: Structural arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (LM2013.013.003)
technical drawings: Arctic schooner for the R.C.M.P. rigging plan (LM2013.013.004)
technical drawings: General arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (LM2013.013.005)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch poop deck (hardware) (LM2019.777.001)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch ladders, & handrails (main dk. to poop dk.) (LM2019.777.002)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch companionway to e. room (LM2019.777.003)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch desk in captain's cabin (LM2019.777.004)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch steering wheel (wheelhouse) (LM2019.777.005)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch ladders, & handrails P. & S. (wheelhouse) (LM2019.777.006)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch furniture (captain's cabin) (LM2019.777.007)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch furniture, captain's cabin (hardware) (LM2019.777.008)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch cowl (poop deck starboard) (LM2019.777.009)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch chair (captain's cabin) (LM2019.777.010)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch arm chair (captain's cabin) (LM2019.777.011)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch folding lavatory (captain's cabin) (LM2019.777.012)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch folding lavatory (details) (LM2019.777.013)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch cowl (poop deck port side) (LM2019.777.014)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch speaking tube (wheelhouse) (LM2019.777.015)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch arms rack in wheelhouse (LM2019.777.016)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch engine telegraph (w/house) (LM2019.777.017)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch binnacle (wheelhouse) (LM2019.777.018)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch samson post & derrick crutch (poop deck) (LM2019.777.019)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch anchor light (poop deck) (LM2019.777.020)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch davit, & pedestal (poop deck) (LM2019.777.021)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch davits (hardware) (LM2019.777.022)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch awning stanchion (poop & forecastle decks) (LM2019.777.023)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch awning stanchion (hardware) (LM2019.777.024)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch wood grating (cover rudder head) (poop deck) (LM2019.777.025)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rudder quadrant (poop deck) (LM2019.777.026)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rudder head bearing (poop deck) (LM2019.777.027)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch wire reel (poop deck) (LM2019.777.028)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rubber mat in w/house (poop deck) (LM2019.777.029)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch deck planking & bulwarks (poop deck) (LM2019.777.030)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch ring bolts rudder shipping plate, & rudder trunk pl. (poop dk.) (LM2019.777.031)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rudder stops (poop deck) & mooring pipe etc. (LM2019.777.032)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch forged stanchion for solid rail-flagstaff socket (p. dk.) (LM2019.777.033)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch rail stanchion and guard wires (poop deck) (LM2019.777.034)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch filler & sounding pipe caps (poop deck) (LM2019.777.035)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch stanchion for boat platform, & w.t. scuttles (poop deck) (LM2019.777.036)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch mid-ship section (LM2019.777.037)
technical drawings: M.V. St. Roch midship section (LM2019.777.038)
technical drawings: St. Roch fire protection system improvements vesda smoke detection system layout (LM2019.999.061)
technical drawings: St. Roch fire protection system improvements double interlock preaction sprinkler system layout (LM2019.999.062)
technical drawings: Structural arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (LM2019.999.063)
technical drawings: General arrangement auxiliary schooner R.C.M.P. Arctic subdivision (LM2019.999.064)
technical drawings: Aux Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rudder and stern post (LM2019.999.065)
technical drawings: Aux Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rudder and stern post (LM2019.999.066)
technical drawings: Aux Arctic schooner for R.C.M.P. rudder and stern post (LM2019.999.067)
technical drawings: R.C.M.P. schooner St. Roch general arrangement as fitted (LM2019.999.068)
technical drawings: R.C.M.P. schooner St. Roch general arrangement as fitted (LM2019.999.069)