Naval Tugs (W) Built During WWII

Most recent update: March 6, 2015.


Canadian shipyards lead the world in tug construction, building thousands of them for coastal service, especially in the lumber industry.  As with minesweepers, most of which doubled as trawlers, the tugs built for the Canadian Navy during WWII were designed for post-war commercial use.  If anyone has any corrections or additions to this table, please send them to timcolton@aol.com

CN O.N. Name Orig. Pennant # Later Pennant # Shipbuilder Location Yard # Tons Completed Disposition

Glen-Class Tugs (Steel)

452 177427 Glendower W 24   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   170 18-Jun-43 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 4, later E. A. Rockett, now Paul E. No. 1
453 177437 Glenlea W 25   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   170 16-Aug-43 Sold 1947 as Bansaga, now George N. Carleton
532 176554 Glenora W 26   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   170 18-Sep-43 Sold 1946 as Lotbiniere, then Glenshiel, sank 2007
533 178534 Glenmont W 27   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   170 27-Oct-43 Sold 1947 as Glenmont, now Carolina Borealis
534 177886 Glenada W 30   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   170 23-Nov-43 Sold 1947 as Glenada, sold 1956
632 Glenfield W 42   Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd. Kingston ON 20 170 14-Nov-44 Sold 1947 as Glenfield
633 178704 Glenvalley W 44   Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd. Kingston ON 21 170 4-Dec-44 Sold 1947 as Glenvalley
634 177431 Glenella W 41   Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd. Kingston ON 22 170 1-Apr-45 Sold 1947 as Banswift, later Bayport
795 176561 Glencove W 37   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 486 170 7-Jul-44 Sold 1946 as Consol II, now Glenrover
796 179531 Glenlivet W 43 YTB 504 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 487 170 21-Jul-44 Sold 1965 as Canadian Franko, now Glenlivet II
797 Glenkeen W 67   Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd. Kingston ON 23 170 1-Apr-45 Sold 1947 as Glenkeen
798 177432 Gleneagle W 40   Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd. Kingston ON 24 170 3-May-45 Sold 1947 as Bansturdy, later Robert John
888 371770 Glenside W 63 YTB 500 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 488 170 22-Aug-44 Sold 1947 as Glenside, now Tycoon
889 371769 Glenbrook W 64 YTB 501 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 489 170 5-Oct-44 Sold 1947 as Glenbrook
890 371772 Glenevis W 65 YTB 502 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 490 170 3-Nov-44 Sold 1977 as Glenevis
891 Glendyne W 68 YTB 503 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 491 170 1-May-45 Sank 1957, raised, scuttled 1978

Glen-Class Tugs (Wood)

542 323227 Glendevon W 38 YTB 505 McKenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Vancouver BC   155 19-Jan-45 Sold 1965 as Glendevon
622 323218 Glendon W 39 YTB 506 McKenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Vancouver BC   155 25-May-45 Sold 1965 as North Arm Highlander, later Golden Explorer, Timberwolf, now Golden Explorer
892 Glenwood W 45   LeBlanc Shipbuilding Co., J. H. Weymouth NS   155   Cancelled but completed and sold as Ocean Weka
907 176898 Glenholme W 28   McKenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Vancouver BC   155 1945 Sold 1946 as M. J. Scanlon, later C. P. Yorke, Trojan, now Glenholme

Ville-Class Tugs

446 Haysville W 18   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1942 Sold 1946
447 Kingsville W 19   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1942 Sold 1946 as Consol I
448 Grenville W 20   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1942 Sold 1946 as Eileen G
449 Lakeville W 21   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1942 Sold 1946 as Gillboy
799 Lawrenceville   YTS 584 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Now HMCS Chippewa
800 Adamsville   YTS 582 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Now HMCS Burrard
801 Beamsville   YTS 583 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944  
802 Marysville   YTS 585 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944  
803 177428 Auburnville W 50   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 5
804 Parksville W 49 YTS 579 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944  
805 326084 Otterville W 32 YTS 590 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Sold 1964
806 177649 Radville W 52   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Sold 1946 as Radville
807 179024 Hodgeville W 53   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Sold 1946 as Hodgeville, active
837 178702 Streetsville W 55   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 478 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Streetsville
838 170298 Blissville W 56   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 479 11 1944 To DoPW 1947 as Blissville, sank 1972
839 Eckville W 58 YTS 580 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 480 11 1944 Sold 1964 as Gulf Mist
840 Mannville W 57 YTS 577 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 481 11 1944  
841 Shawville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 482 11 1944 To NHB 1946 as NHB Patrol No. 1, later Brockton II
842 Roseville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 483 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Boomalong
843 Colville   YTS 576 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 484 11 1944 Sold 1964 as Gulf Wave
844 Luceville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 485 11 1944 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 6
875 825584 Listerville   YTS 578 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 491 11 1944 Sold as Cavalier, now yacht Hercules
876 178934 Martinville W 61   Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 492 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Foundation Joan, Florence M, now Ruffy
877 173541 Neville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 493 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Boomalong
878 179027 Bonnyville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 494 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Bonnyville, active
879 Merrickville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 495 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Ann Marie, sank 1987
880 Johnville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 496 11 1944 To DoPW 1946, later K. M. Cameron
881 Plainsville W 01 YTS 587 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 497 11 1944  
882 Hartville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 498 11 1944 Sold 1946 as David Straits, later Navvy Jack
883 176576 Innisville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 499 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Innisville
884 Jamesville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 500 11 1944 Sold 1946 as Terralong
885 814269 Queensville   YTS 586 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 501 11 1944 Sank 1952
886 Kayville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 502 11 1944 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 2
887 815591 Youville   YTS 588 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON 503 11 1944  
992 Pierreville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1945 To DoT 1946 as J. D. Weir
993 Loganville   YTS 589 Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1945  
994 179092 Barkerville     Russel Bros. Ind. Ltd. Owen Sound ON   11 1944 Sold 1946 as Sylvia King

Norton-Class Tugs

537 368343 Heatherton W 22 ATA 527 Montreal Drydocks Ltd. Montreal QC 4   1-Jun-44 Sold as Robert H
538 Beaverton W 23   Montreal Drydocks Ltd. Montreal QC 5   27-May-44 In collision and sank 1947
539 175492 Norton W 31   Montreal Drydocks Ltd. Montreal QC 6   1944 Sold 1945 as W.A.C. No. 1, later Peninsula
540 172246 Alberton W 48   Montreal Drydocks Ltd. Montreal QC 7   3-Oct-44 Sold 1947 as Alberton, later Averio
541 172245 Birchton W 35   Montreal Drydocks Ltd. Montreal QC 8   4-Nov-44 Sold 1947 as Capitain Simard
762 Riverton W 47 ATA 528 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON 762   5-Aug-44 Sold
763 Maxwellton W 46   Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON 763   20-Oct-44 Sold 1947 as Hugh Jones
764 Clifton W 36 ATA 529 Canadian Bridge Co. Walkerville ON 764   21-Nov-44 Sold as Clifton

Fire Tugs (FT)

1044       Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 156     Cancelled but completed for Mexican Navy as Rio Blanco
1045       Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 157     Cancelled but completed and sold
1046   FT 1 YTM 556 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 158   1945  
1047 323459   FT 3 YTM 558 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 159   1945 Sold 1964 as St. John's Fireboat
1048       Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 160     Cancelled but completed and sold
1049   FT 2 YTM 557 Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 161   1946  
1050       Central Bridge Co. Ltd. Trenton ON 162     Cancelled but completed and sold