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Gordon C. / John G. Duplain
VFC Plongeur / Philippe F.
Capt. Felix

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Gordon C. [C.198452] registered at Bathurst, N. B., built at Owen Sound in 1955. 33'4 x 10' x 4'5; 9 g.t.; 6 n.t; 165 hp. Owned by Bathurst Power & Paper Co. Ltd., Bathurst, N. S. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Gordon C. [C.198452] registered at Québec. Built at Owen Sound in 1955. 33'; 9 g.t.. Renamed b] John G. Duplain. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Philippe F. [C.198452] ex- VFC Plongeur. Registered at Québec 1965/06/30.

Yves Tessier provides this list of past names and owners (April 2007)
Yves Tessier 1041 Rte 344 Greece's Point Brownsburg-Chatham QC J8G1T5 Tel. 819-242-8112
CAPT . FELIX 1955 RUSSEL BROS. TUG REGISTRATION # 198452
NAME
YEAR
OWNERS
GORDON C
1955
Bathurst Power and Paper ( Bathurst )
JOHN G DUPLAIN
1964
Papeterie Reed Ltee ( Forestville )
VFC PLONGEUR
1982
Raynald Collard ( Baie - Comeau )
PHILIPPE F
1996
Urgence Marine Inc. ( Montreal )
NO RUSH II
2002
Yves Tessier ( Greece's Point )
CAPT. FELIX
2003
Yves Tessier ( Greece's Point )

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VHF Plongeur
VFC Plongeur
Phillipe F
Phillipe F
Phillipe F
Phillipe F
Model
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VFC Plongeur, Baie Comeau, QC. Michel Tremblay Collection.

 

For sale 2005. Robert B. Farrow Collection.

 

Listed on Scruton Marine in 2005:
source: http://www.boatquest.com/All/Manufacturer/Category/Length/15369/Feet/USD/0/boats.aspx

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1955/2005  35.5’ x 10’ x 4.5’ Steel Russel Brothers Tug
Commercial steel tug professionally rebuilt and converted for pleasure from 2003 to 2005
Also suitable to be used as a work tug
CONSTRUCTION
Hull plating: ¼” below water line
                   3/16” above water line
Deck plating: ¼” square pattern
Deckhouse: 3/16” steel plate. New
Cabin sole: ¾” plywood overlaid with ¾” solid cherry wood planking. New
Cabin interior: Solid cherry wood trim. New
 
PROPULSION
Engine: Cummins H-6-IP, 165 hp @ 1800 rpm
Transmission: Twin Disc MG509
Exhaust: Dry
Cooling system: Keel
Propeller: 33 x 20 RH, three blade
Shaft: SS, 2.5” dia
Bow Thruster: Vetus Model 95KGF
Fuel tanks: 2 x 125 gallons
Fuel consumption: 3 gallons an hour at cruising speed.
 
ANCHORING
Anchors: Navy stockless, 40 lb. 250’ of 3/8” chain, New
               Danforth 25 lb, 150’ rode
Windlass: Electric Vetus Alexander III, New
Lines: 25’ x 1” braided nylon, New
 
ELECTRICAL – DC
Batteries: 6v golf cart type 1000 cc
               4 for engine start
               2 for bow thruster
               4 general services
Alternator: 165 amp Motorola, model A-210-311, New
Sector switch: 5. New
Panel: Blue Sea system, all breakers located in pilot house. New
Wiring: Marine grade. New
 
ELECTRICAL – AC
Shore power
Inverter: Pro Watt 3000. New
Panel: Blue Sea system, all breakers located in pilot house. New
Charger: Newmark model MN80, 3 bank 80 amp. New
Wiring:  Marine grade. New
 
NAVIGATION & ELECTRONICS
Barometer: Schatz
Chronometer: Schatz 8 day ship’s clock
Compass: Corsair with compensation spheres
Sound signal: Air horn. New
Searchlight: Guest. New
Lights: Running, anchoring and towing. New
Windshield wiper: Pantograph stye. New
Depth indicator: Autohelm Seatalk. New
Radio: Sea Worthy. New
VHF: Eclipse. New
GPS: Furuno GP32. New
Navigation Software:  Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite. New
 
WATER SYSTEMS
Fresh water:  Jabsco 31755. Pressurized drawn from 20 gal water tank. New
Fresh water:  Drinking water drawn from a 5 gall container. New
Sea water:     Head. Jabsco electric marine toilet, model 37010. New
Sea water:     Holding tank, polyethylene. 
Sea water:     Washdown. Jabsco 31700. New
 
GALLEY
Sink: Stainless steel. New
Oven: Sanyo microwave
Refrigerator: Kenmore, domestic 110v AC. New
 
Located in Québec, Canada
New Price $129,000 USD firm

 

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