Ocean Tugs (CT) Built In WWII

Most recent update: March 6, 2015.


There is very little publicly available information about the 265 ocean tugs that were built by Canadian shipyards during WWII and transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport.  They were officially called Canadian Tugs, with the symbol CT, but were universally known as TANACs, a name that is believed to have been intended to be the Canadian equivalent of the TUSA label used for the tugs that were built for Britain in U.S. yards.  They were 60-foot, 55-ton, diesel-powered boats: all but 35 of the 265 were steel-hulled, the ten built by Smith & Rhuland and the 25 built by Industrial Shipping being wooden-hulled.  The first TANAC was delivered in late 1942 and the last in 1946.  Some were returned to Canada after the war and the last few were completed after the war was over and never left Canada, but almost all of them were sold to tug operators worldwide and many are still active.  The one pictured is the Russel-built CT 46 on her sea trials.  Read more about the TANACs on Steve Briggs' web site, here.  If anyone can fill any of the many gaps in this table, please send your information to timcolton@aol.com   

Type # Shipbuilder Location Yard # Built Disposition
CT 1 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 2 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 3 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 4 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 5 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 6 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 7 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 8 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 9 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 10 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 11 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 12 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 13 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 14 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 15 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 16 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 17 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 18 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 19 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 20 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 21 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 22 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 23 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 24 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 25 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 26 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON   1943 Now Markoc, active in Rijeka
CT 27 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 28 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 29 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 30 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 31 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 32 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 33 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 34 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 35 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 36 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 37 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 38 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 39 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 40 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 41 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943 Later Vancouver, now Lac Vancouver
CT 42 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943 Later Irving Poplar
CT 43 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943 Later TANAC 43
CT 44 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943  
CT 45 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1943 Later TANAC 45
CT 46 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1943  
CT 47 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1943  
CT 48 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1943  
CT 49 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1943  
CT 50 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1943  
CT 51 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 52 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 53 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 54 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 55 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 56 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 57 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 58 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 59 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 60 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 61 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 62 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 63 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 64 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 193 1943  
CT 65 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 194 1943 To Italy 1945 as Tenax
CT 66 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 67 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 68 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 69 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 70 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 71 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 72 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 73 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 74 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944 Later Lac Erie
CT 75 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944 Later Manitoba, now Lac Manitoba
CT 76 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 77 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 78 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 79 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 80 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 81 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 82 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 83 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 84 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 85 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 86 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 87 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 88 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 89 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 90 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1942  
CT 91 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 92 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 93 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 94 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 95 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 96 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 196 1944 To Italy 1945 as Riccione
CT 97 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 197 1944 To Italy 1945
CT 98 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 199 1944 To Italy 1945 as Cesare
CT 99 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 200 1944 Sold in India 1948
CT 100 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 201 1944 Sold in Singapore 1947
CT 101 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 102 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 103 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 104 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 105 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 106 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 107 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 108 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 109 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 110 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 111 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 112 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 113 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 114 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 115 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 116 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 117 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 118 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 119 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 120 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 121 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 122 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 123 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 124 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 125 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 126 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 127 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 128 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 129 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON      
CT 130 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 131 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 132 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 133 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 134 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 135 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 136 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 137 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 138 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 139 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 140 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 141 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 142 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 143 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 144 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 145 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 146 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 147 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 148 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 149 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 150 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 151 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 152 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 153 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 154 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 155 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 156 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 157 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 158 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 159 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 160 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 161 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 162 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 163 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 164 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 165 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 166 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 167 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 168 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 169 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 170 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 171 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 172 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 173 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 174 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 175 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 176 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 177 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 178 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 179 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 180 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 181 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 182 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 183 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 184 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 185 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 186 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 187 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 188 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 189 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 190 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 191 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 192 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 193 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 194 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 195 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 196 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 197 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 198 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 199 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 200 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 201 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 202 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 203 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 204 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 205 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 206 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 207 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 208 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 209 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 210 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 211 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 212 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 213 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 214 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 215 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   1945  
CT 216 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 217 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 218 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 219 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 220 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 221 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 222 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944 Later Willa P, now TANAC V-222
CT 223 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 224 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 225 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 226 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 227 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 228 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 229 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 230 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 231 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 232 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 233 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 234 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 235 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 236 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 237 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 238 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 239 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 240 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 241 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 242 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 243 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 244 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 245 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 246 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944 Sold to Toronto DD as M. R. Kane
CT 247 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 248 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 249 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 250 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON   1944  
CT 251 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 252 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 253 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 254 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 255 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1943  
CT 256 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1944  
CT 257 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1944  
CT 258 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1944  
CT 259 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1946  
CT 260 Industrial Shipping Co. Ltd. Mahone Bay NS   1946  
CT 261 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 203 1945 Now Brigadoon
CT 262 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 205 1945 Later Foundation Alice, Marny M, scrapped 1963 
CT 263 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 206 1945 Later Brad
CT 264 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 207 1945 Later Port John
CT 265 Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS 208 1945 Later Margaret Mac, Dunville