Norton Class Tugboat



CFAV Riverton 1966

Photo taken from HMCS Ottawa 229


Entered Service: 1944

Removed from Service: 1979

Fate: Broken up in 2018


In 1944 she was built for the Royal Canadian Navy. The RCN employed her as a harbour tug at St. John's Newfoundland. In 1979 she was sold to Techno Maritime Lt., Sillery, QC. In 1982 she was sold to Techno-Navigation Ltd. Sillery, QC.  In 2018, after years of disuse, she was pulled ashore to be broken up.



Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell



Commanding Officers


Skpr/Lt, Abraham Richard Hallett, RCNR - 15 Apr 1944 - unk


Skpr/Lt Edgar Quinton, RCNR - 10 Jul 1945 - unk


Angus Bowdridge - post war - c1959



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Jardine, William Stanley, Wt (E), RCNR - 01 Apr 1944


Martin, Jay Archibald, SLt, RCNVR - 23 May 1945



 Photos and Documents


HMC Tug RIVERTON W47 at St. John's, Newfoundland


Source/ Credit: Tug Fax by Mac Mackay

HMCS RIVERTON W47 at St. John's, Newfoundland


From the collection of AB William Cummings, RCNVR


Courtesy of Rob Cummings

Chrysler Girls' Club adopts HMCS RIVERTON

The Chatham Daily News - Friday, 09 Jun 1944


Officers in the photo:  Lt Frank Gallop, RCNVR, Skipper Lt A.R. Hallet, CO of RIVERTON and Chief Lt F.J. Henderson, XO of RIVERTON


From the collection of Abraham Hallet

Courtesy of Sylvia Rose

Techno St Laurent (former tug Riverton) - after 10 Years of languishing dockside at Gamble's in Port Colborne, ON she was pulled ashore on July 6, 2018 to be cut up.


Photographer Jeff Cameron

Courtesy of Leigh Cossey