For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Then YFP 319
Then YAG 319 (BADGER)
Built by Withey's Shipyard Ltd., Silva Bay, Gabriola Island, BC, she was one of 10 auxiliary craft built for the west coast navy between 1953 and 1955. Built for use as a blue boat, the majority of these crafted were used for general purposes such as liberty boats, stores and equipment lighters, etc. Re-designated as YFPs in 1960, YFP 319 was transferred to Vancouver as a tender to the Naval Reserve Unit, HMCS Discovery. Re-designated as a YAG, she was brought back to Esquimalt and used for seamanship and navigational training for the regular and reserve forces until removed from service in approximately 2007. Sold in 2011 to private interests.