by John MacFarlane and Leigh Cossey 2018


HMCS Beamsville (Official RCN Photo Beamsville_E–6489–2_DHH.jpg.)

The Beamsville (ON 820147) was built in 1944 by Russel Bros. at Owen Sound ON. She was 11.35m x 3.23m x 1.65m (40.0’ x 10.5&rsquo x 4.8&rsquo) with a steel hull 8.86gt 6.65rt. She was powered with 1–150bhp diesel engine by Cummins Engine Co., Columbus IL USA.

In 1944–1989 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 2001–2003 she was owned by Thomas H. Wilson, Dawsons Landing BC. In 2011–2013 she was owned by Earl M. Guilbride, Nanaimo BC. In 2013–2019 she was owned by Marcel Therieault, Tofino BC.

She was delivered by rail to Vancouver. She was laid up until 1960 and was the longest serving auxiliary vessel in the West Coast Auxiliary Fleet. She was the last of the 1st generation Ville–class tugs at Esquimalt BC.

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MacFarlane, John and Leigh Cossey (2018) Beamsville. 2018.

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