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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Former Tug BALTIMORE (1911)

Then Yacht MARACAIBO II (1970)

Then Yacht JIGGS (1982)

Tug Patricia McQueen

Courtesy of Liza Price, Resource Assistant, Marsh Historical Collection, 235A Dalhousie St, Amherstburg, ON

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Entered Service:

Removed from Service:

Fate: Derelict vessel at the Harry Gamble Shipyard in Port Dover. ON. Last reported March 2018.


A stell-hulled tug, she was built in 1911 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain Ohio, as the tug Baltimore. Her specifications on completion were: Length: 61 ft, Beam: 16 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Tonnage (Gross/Net) 45 / 31 tons. From 1936 to 1970, with service in the RCN during World War 2, she was owned by McQueen Marine (Amherstburg ON) as the Patricia McQueen. On 09 Jun 1941, Patricia McQueen was assigned to Gaspe, Que. In 1970, she was rebuilt as the yacht Maracaibo II at Detroit, MI, and later re-named Jiggs in 1982. Jiggs was last reported as a derelict vessel at a shipyard in Port Dover "half submerged in mud and in a state of complete disrepair." On Wednesday, 15 Mar 2018, Jiggs caught fire at the Harry Gamble Shipyard in Port Dover, ON. The fire was put out - the fate of Jiggs is unknown.


Commanding Officers

Skpr/Lt Paul Edouard Blouis (1st crew)

Ch/Skpr Georges Francois Allard (2nd crew)

Ch/Skpr Paul Edouard Blouin, RCNR - 03 June 1941 - unk

Ch/Skpr Paul Edouard Blouin, RCNR - 02 June 1942 - unk

Skpr Edward Carlisle McConnell, RCNR - 17 Apr 1945 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


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