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Tug GLENLIVET W43 / YTB 504

GLENLIVET II

 

Commissioned: 1944

Paid off: 1947

Re-Classed as CNAV

Fate: Sold for civilian use in 1977, still in service as Vigilant I.

 

This hardworking tugboat was built in 1944 by Russel Brothers Limited as the HMCS Glenlivet for the Canadian Navy. She was later assigned to the auxiliary fleet and renamed Glenlivet II. In 1956 she was loaned to toe Department of Public Works. Glenlivet II was sold to Francisco Petroleum Enterprises in 1977, and became the pleasure craft Canadian Franko. In 1982 she was sold to McKeil Marine, who restored the name Glenlivet II and began using her in commercial service once more. Construction Dufresne of Montreal acquired the tug in 1989, and the following year she moved again to Voyageurs Marine Construction. In 2000, the Glenlivet II was purchased by Nadro Marine of Port Dover, Ontario and renamed Vigilant I. The tug returned to McKeil in 2018, when Nadro’s fleet was absorbed by its parent company. (Source: https://gltugs.wordpress.com/vigilant-i/ )

 

Royal Canadian Navy 1944 - 1947 //  Minister of National Defence (Navy) 1947 - 1975  //  Francisco Petroleum Enterprises, Ltd. 1977 - 1982  //  McKeil Work Boats, Ltd. 1982 - 2002  //  Nadro Marine Services 2002 - current (Source: http://stevebriggs.netfirms.com/osmrm/xvigilant1.html )

 

The Ship's Bell

 

Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt Osburn Stephen Long, RCNR - 15 Jul 1944 - unk

Skpr/Lt Howard Pentz, RCNR - 01 Apr 1945 - unk

 

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