For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Ville Class Tug BEAMSVILLE Z61 / YTS 583
Built by Russel Brother's Ltd, Owen Sound, Ont., Beamsville was delivered by CN rail to Vancouver to serve on the West coast, Beamsville became the longest serving vessel in the history of the West coast Auxiliary Fleet. After the war, Beamsville continued service as a CNA. Beamsville was the last of the first-generation Ville class tugs at Esquimalt. She later became a tender to the reserve unit HMCS Discovery and was renamed Burrard. She was removed from service in 1997 adn sold to private interests. 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 2014 she was purchased by Marcel Theriault and as of 2018 is still in use for vessel assist and general towing.