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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Ville Class Tug ADAMSVILLE YTL 582



RCN photo # E-6498-1_DHH

Source: Nauticapedia


Laid Down: 23 Nov 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 12 Jan 1944 

Fate: Sold in 1976. Last photographed in 2007


Built by Russel Brother's Ltd, Owen Sound, Ont., Adamsville was delivered by CN rail to Vancouver to serve on the West coast. After the war, Adamsville continued service as a CNA. She later became a tender to the reserve unit HMCS Discovery and was renamed Burrard. Paid off, she was sold for private use.  


Commanding Officers




     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


A Huey helicopter from 408 Squadron lifts a pair of SAR Techs from CFAV Burrard while working jointly with the Naval Reserves from HMCS Nonsuch, Sept 1980

DND photo # IE80-210

Source: From page 166, Appendix A: Vessels of the Naval Reserve of Canada, Citizen Sailors: Chronicles of Canada's Naval Reserves, 1910-2010 edited by Richard Howard Gimblett, Michael L. Hadley

Courtesy of Leigh Cossey



(1) Former CFAV Burrard in storage in Winnipeg  (2) after arrival in Vancouver  (3) after conversion by Kleaman Marine, Deep Cove, North Vancouver BC. Working in the Nass River BC Area c. 2007

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Courtesy of Leigh Cossey