Government Shipyard, Sorel QC

Most recent update: February 9, 2015.


In the 19th century, the Canadian Government built much of its marine construction equipment - dredges, barges, etc. - at a shipyard in Sorel.  In 1906, this yard was turned over to the Canadian Coast Guard to manage and, not surprisingly, it began to build more complex vessels.  In 1937, it was sold to Joseph Simard's Consolidated Marine Companies, which already owned the nearby Chantiers Manseau, and the two yards together became Marine Industries, Ltée, (MIL).  This table appears to be far from complete: if anyone can add any data, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type Tons Built

Disposition

    Frontenac Canadian Coast Guard Tug 262 1901 Scrapped 1927
    Lac St. Pierre Canadian Coast Guard Tug 100 1901 Sold 1943
    James Howden Canadian Coast Guard Tug 100 1903 Scrapped 1929
    W. S. Fielding Dept of Public Works Dredger 1,854 1905 Later P.W.D. No. 1 1914, Riding Mountain Park 1943, Empire Pike 1945, Basingford 1946, scrapped 1949
    Rouville Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries Patrol 301 1906 Foundered 1920s
    M. & F. No. 8 Dept of Marine & Fisheries Dredger 2,050 1906 Later D.M. No. 8 1930, deleted 1973
    Vercheres Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 147 1906 Scrapped 1928
    Montmagny Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 1,269 1909 Lost in collision off Crane Is, 26nm below Quebec 1914
    Lambton Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 323 1909 Lost near Caribou Island 1922
    Varennes Canadian Coast Guard Tug 187 1911 Scrapped 1943
    Becancour   Ferry 214 1914  
  138457 Detector Canadian Coast Guard Sounding Vessel 584 1915 Preserved ashore at L'Islet sur Mer 1979
    Coal Barge No. 6 Ministry of Transport Barge 595 1915 Later Roseleaf 1945, B.F. 1951, lost off Mitis-sur-Mer 1951
    Bradbury Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries Patrol   1915 Built KD, assembled in Selkirk MB, retired 1973, now in the Marine Museum of Manitoba
    Berthier Canadian Coast Guard Survey Ship 368 1916 Sold 1961
    Ostrea Canadian Coast Guard Oyster Prot'n. 111 1916 Sold 1930, wrecked 1934
    Argenteuil Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 165 1917 Sold 1960, sank 1962
    CD-51 Royal Navy Drifter 100 1917 Sold 1922
    CD-52 Royal Navy Drifter 100 1917 Sold 1922
    CD-53 Royal Navy Drifter 100 1917 Sold as Karrier 1922
    TR-32 Royal Navy Trawler 275 1918 Sold as Authorpe 1926
    TR-33 Royal Navy Trawler 275 1918 Sold as Windroos 1927, then Freddy, sunk 1940 but raised, designated M-3230, sunk by mine 1944
    TR-34 Royal Navy Trawler 275 1918 Sold as Valentia 1919, Etoile du Nord 1928, mined off Dunkirk 1940
    TR-51 Royal Navy Trawler 274 1918 Sold as Marie Caroline 1919
    TR-52 Royal Navy Trawler 274 1918 Sold as Marie-Mad 1919, mined off Ajaccio 1943
    TR-53 Royal Navy Trawler 274 1918 Sold as Marie Therese II 1920, captured 1940, designated M-4204, sunk by bombing 1944
    Brant Canadian Coast Guard Buoy Tender 285 1927 Laid up 1966
    Coal Barge No. 7 Ministry of Transport Barge 502 1927 Later buoy tender Alberni 1936, scrapped 1961
    Lanoraie Canadian Coast Guard Survey Ship 177 1928 Sold 1956
    Frontenac Canadian Coast Guard Tug 248 1930 Sold 1967
 

192908

Niangua         Closed
 

194540

Louis D   Barge 919 1932 Now Basse-Cote
  172244 D.T. Sounding Scow No. 3 Port of Montreal Workboat 160 1935 Active