Particulars Of Canadian War Vessels Building & Projected by Naval Service Headquarters (D. N. C. Dept.) 1943 - 1945: Loganville 13/12/1944 Russel Bros., Owen Sound. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Loganville not listed. [Canadian - 44E 5253] GAO Notes: We have been unable to put a registry number on this tug through various Canadian Lists. It appears that she was never registered. She was built at Owen Sound, Ontario. Janes Fighting Ships 1990 - 1991: Loganville YTL 589 Russel Bros. Launched December 13, 1944. Was YTS 589 in Janes Fighting Ships 1969 - 1970. Former owner Dan Simpson, now Pete Spencer, of Port Dover.
From the book UNDER TOW: A HISTORY OF TUGS AND TOWING by Donal M. Baird, page 94.n.b. - in Mr. Baird's book, this photo, clearly of YTL 589, is described as Beamsville. I think this is wrong, and that this is actually Loganville. Beamsville was YTS 583. - Steve Briggs.
HMCS Loganville was a small Ville-class tug (YTS–589) built by Russell Brothers in Owen Sound Ontario. (40’ x 10.5’ x 5’) She was powered by a Cummins 6-cylinder diesel marine engine rated at 150hp at 1,800rpm. She was laid down on 10/10/1944 and commissioned 13-12-1944. Named for Loganville New Brunswick, her first assignment was at Sydney Nova Scotia in 1944.
In 1948 she was assigned to HMCS Cataraqui (the naval reserve division at Kingston Ontario) as a tender. Her voyage from the Maritimes took several weeks. Her arrival was a cause for celebration by members of the ship's company anticipated hands–on experience. It is not clear if she was still commissioned but as can be seen in the images she is flying the White Ensign and the original image is annotated as "HMCS Loganville".
In 1956 she experienced an accident and sank in 10’ of water in the Catarqui River. On November 30, 1956 she was raised by a derrick scow of the Canadian Dredge & Dry Dock Company. Being small enough she was lifted out of the water and placed on the scow for transport to the Company's dock for survey of damage.
Loganville April 25, 2016, Port Dover Perch Derby. Click to enlarge.
Loganville July 1 2016, Port Dover. Wayne King photo courtesy Pete Spencer.