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Auburnville / W. A. C. No. 5

Particulars Of Canadian War Vessels Building & Projected by Naval Service Headquarters (D.N.C. Dept.) 1943 1945: Auburnville [CN803]. Canadian Transportation, September 1947, page 533: W.A.C. Sales of Surplus Ships: 3 tugs Glendower, Roseville, Auburnville Marine Industries Ltd., Montreal, Que.
W. A. C. No. 5: Ex- H.M.C.S. Auburnville - Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Auburnville [C.177428] registered at Halifax; built at Owen Sound in 1944. 37' 5 x 10 5 x 4' 8; 11 g.t; 7 n.t.; 93 hp. Owned by National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd., Cheticamp, N. S. Ex - W. A. C. No. 5.

Mac Mackay notes: AUBURNVILLE O.N.177428: 31 May 1962, sank off 30 Mile Point, Lake Ontario, west of Rochester , NY, position 43 degrees, 32 min N x 78 degrees 33.8 min W.

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"Ville" class acceptance trial. CN-803 Auburnville. Laid down 8-12-43, commissioned 24-1-44. Forty of these built for Royal Canadian Navy.
Clipping courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.

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