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Tug GLENCOVE W37

Then CONSUL II (1946)

Then Tug GLEN ROVER (1954)

Tug Glen Rover (former Glencove), Campbell River, BC, Stormaway Towing, 29 Feb 2012

Photographer: Dirk Septer

Courtesy of / Dirk Septer 2012

 

Laid down: 09 Feb 1944 

Launched: 10 Jun 1944 

Delivered to RCN: 07 Jul 1944 

Removed from Service: Oct 1945

Fate: Sold to commercial use. Still in service as a tug for Stormaway Towing as of 2012.

 

Glencove was built by Russel Bros of Owen Sound, Ont. She was a steel hull, short house tug, Length: 80.5 ft; Beam: 20 ft 7 in; Draught 9 ft 8 in; Speed 10.5 kts. She was listed as a tender to the Naval base Chaleur, Quebec city. On 15 Sep 1945, Glencove, with the tug Glenora, towed 3 Fairmiles, Q104, Q105 and Q107 to the Arts and Trades School at Rimouski, Que. Removed from service in Oct 1945, she was sold to Anticosti Shipping, Co. Ltd., Montreal and renamed Consol II. In 1954 she was sold to Canadian Dredge and Dock Ltd., Midland, Ont and renamed Glen Rover. She was sold again in 1986, 1988, 1989 and 2000 but retained her name through these sales. She was photographed in 2012 and was owned by Stormaway Towing of Campbell River, BC.

 

Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr Kenneth Lorne Lyons, RCNR - 15 May 1944 - unk

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Holinshead, Collyer Perry

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

 

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