Russel Brothers Limited   OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO   Steelcraft Boat Builders

Particulars of Canadian War Vessels Building & Projected by Naval Service Headquaters (D. N. C. Dept.) 1943 1945: Lawrenceville [C.N. 799] Russel Bros., Owen Sound, ON. Commissioned January 8, 1944.

Ville Class Tug LAWRENCEVILLE YTS 584 / YTS 590. Laid Down: 16 Nov 1943. Delivered to the RCN: 08 Jan 1944 . Removed from service: 1964. Built by Russel Brothers Ltd, Owen Sound, Ont., Lawrenceville was delivered by CN rail to Vancouver to serve on the West coast. After the war, Lawrenceville continued service as a CNA.


Owen Sound Sun-Times clipping from Gerry Ouderkirk collection.

Shown above is the first of 30 steel welded tugs which will be built during the winter months in the plant of Russel Brothers Limited, in Owen Sound. This tug is 40 feet long and was launched on Friday afternoon, and shipped out by train on Saturday and is bound for a coast port. At the present time there are 11 tugs in course of construction at the plant an 3rd avenue east, and it is expected that there will be another launching in a day or two. The tugs are being built for the Royal Canadian Navy.


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