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LLOYD B. GORE
Pictured as: the Ku'ulakai (Canadian Black Cod Fishing Corporation) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1944, by Northeast Shipbuilding of Quincy, Massachusetts (hull #LT465) as the LT-465 for the United States Army.

In 1946, the tug was acquired by the Mobile Wrecking and Towing Company of Mobile, Alabama, where she was renamed as the Ernest F. Ladd.

In 1951, she was acquired by Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug was renamed as the Lloyd B. Gore.

In 1960, Island Tug and Barge Limited became a subsidy of McAllister Towing Limited Montreal of Montreal.

In 1971, the tug was acquired by private owners. She was then arrested by the Canadian Government in 1988 after illegally bringing 22 tons of marijuana into Canada from Thailand.

In 1991, she was acquired by the Canadian Black Cod Fishing Corporation of Richmond, British Columbia. She has since been restored as a company yacht and liveaboard, moored at Steveston, British Columbia.


  • Vessel Name: LLOYD B. GORE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 249777
  • Vessel Service: PLEASURE CRAFT
  • IMO Number: 5210026
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: LT465
  • Ship Builder: Northeast Shipbuilding
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 116.9
  • Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC, CA
  • Hull Depth: 13.0
  • Hull Breadth: 28.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 268
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Owner:
    CANADIAN BLACK COD FISHING CORP.
    UNIT 150 - 12211 1ST AVE
    RICHMOND, CANADA V7E 3M3
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT-465, Ernest F. Ladd, Lloyd B. Gore, Ku'ulakai
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Island Tug and Barge Limited, McAllister Bros. Towing Co., Cornelius Huebert, Timothy Joys