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Government Shipyard, Sorel QC

Most recent update: May 29, 2012.


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.  It was sold in 1937.  This table is far from complete: if anyone has any data to add, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # 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  
  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
  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
  Frontenac Canadian Coast Guard Tug 248 1930 Sold 1967