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The Artificial Reef Society of BC

The Artificial Reef Society of BC is a registered non-profit. Their mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable reefs. Since 1991 they have sunk 6 ships and one Boeing 737 in B.C. waters.

HMCS Columbia

The Columbia is a 366-foot (111 m) Mackenzie-class Destroyer Escort.
Built at Burrard Drydock in North Vancouver and launched in 1956. 
She served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1959 until 1974. 
She was sunk on June 22, 1996 off Maude Island, Campbell River

 

HMCS Chaudiere

The Chaudiere is a 366-foot (111 m) Mackenzie-class Destroyer Escort.
Built at the Halifax Shipyards in Halifax and launched in 1957.
She served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1959 until 1974. 
She was sunk on December 5, 1992 off Kunechin Point Porpoise Bay, Sechelt
 

HMCS Annapolis

The ex-HMCS Annapolis was a 366-foot-long helicopter-carrying destroyer.
She was built at the Halifax Shipyard in Halifax and launched 1963.
She served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1964 until 1996. 
She was sunk on April 4, 2015 off Halkett Bay, Gambier Island

 

HMCS Mackenzie

The Mackenzie is a 366-foot (111 m) Destroyer Escort.
She was built at Canadian Vickers in Montreal and launched 1961.
She served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1962 until 1993. 
She was sunk on September 16, 1995 off Gooch Island, Sidney

 

HMCS Cape Breton

The HMCS Cape Breton is a 440-foot (130 m) WW II Victory Ship.
She was originally built for the Royal Navy (British)at the Burrard Drydock in Vancouver and launched 1944 as the HMS Flamborough Head.
She was re-named and served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1959 until 1964.
She was sunk on October 20, 2001 off Snake Island, Nanaimo

 

HMCS Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan is a 366-foot (111 m) Mackenzie-class Destroyer-Escort.
She was  built at Victoria Machinery Depot in Victoria and launched in 1961. 
She served in the Canadian Forces (Royal Canadian Navy) from 1963 until 1994. 
She was sunk on June 14, 1997 off Snake Island, Nanaimo

 

Xihwu Boeing 737

The Xihwu artificial reef is a Boeing 737 200-series airplane.
The airframe was donated by Qwest Airparts of Memphis, Tennessee.
It was sunk on January 14, 2006 off Stewart Channel, Chemainus

 

  

MV GB Church 

175 foot Coastal Freighter
She was built by Goole Shipbuilding in Goole England in 1943. Originally called the Cerium SS she was re-named GH Velie in 1967 and finally GB Church. 
Her final private owner, Cambie Mortgage Real Estate Services donated the ship to the B.C. Parks branch of the provincial government, who in turn passed the ship into the hands of the ARSBC together with a $15,000 grant to fund the cost of the first artificial reef project.
She was sunk August 11, 1991 off Portland Island, Sidney.

 

Rivtow Lion

154 foot North Sea Rescue Tugboat
Built in 1940 in Selby England, she was originally named the "HMRT (His Majesty's Rescue Tug) Prudent", later named "HMRT Cautious" in 1947 and finally becoming "Rivtow Lion" in 1966. During the war, she was part of a rescue fleet that saved 140 American, 245 allied and neutral ships, 750 British and Commonwealth ships along with 245 allied warships and millions of tonnes of supplies. In 2002, Nanaimo Dive Association acquired the Rivtow Lion. She was sunk in Departure Bay, Nanaimo on February 6th, 2005.

 

YOGN-82

The Second World War era YOGN-82 is a concrete barge used as a breakwater at Catalyst Paper, Powel River. This will be the first concrete vessel sunk by the Artificial Reef Society. She will be the first of 4 vessels sunk as part of a joint venture between the Artificial Reef Society and Catalyst Paper. She was sunk about 60 feet offshore near Willingdon Beach on June 26, 2018.

Seaproof TV produced a video of the sinking that can be viewed here.