CGS Karluk (ship)

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CGS Karluk (ship)

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1884 - 1914


CGS Karluk was a wooden brigantine built in 1884 which, in 1913, after many years of whaling, was acquired by Vilhjalmur Stefansson for use in a planned Arctic expedition and sold to the Canadian government at cost. Karluk was refitted in the Naval Dockyard in Esquimalt in 1913 and sailed for the western Arctic in July as the main vessel in the Canadian Arctic Expedition but became beset in ice in August and was holed and sank in January 1914.


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