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Particulars of War Vessels Building & Projected by Naval Service Headquarters (D. N. C. Dept.) 1943 1945 Queensville [CN885]. Janes Fighting Ships 1990 - 199l. Queensville [YTL 586]. Built by Russel Bros. Launched December 5, 1944. Canadian List of Ships 1994 95: Steel workboat Queensville [C.814269] built at Owen Sound in 1994 [sic] She measures 36'; 11 g.t.; 8 n.t. Owned by Robert David Mathews, R. R. 2, Port Dover. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Roy Wilson, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Roy Wilson, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. London Free Press, Night Final Edition, Thursday, May 29, 1952, p. 1: Navy Tug Goes Down. Queensville sunk at Port Arthur. Details. RBF Notes: Hull 501.

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  RBF notes (Feb. 2006): These clippings are all from "The News Chronicle" a Port Arthur, ON Paper at the time. Found them in the Brodie Street Library here in Thunder Bay a couple of years ago.

05/29/52 Navy Ship Sinks at Foot of Arthur
05/30/52 Start To Raise Ship
05/31/52 Naval Tug Raised
06/02/52 Order Inquiry Into Sinking

 

RBF notes: Queensville - (Soo, ON July 2, 2004)

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RBF notes: Queensville - (Soo, ON July 2, 2004)

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Queensville. Source unknown.
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Dan McKay Photos (Soo). Queensville and Scottish Thistle tow the Senica, 2007.
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Queensville model by Lorne LaHaye, displayed at Owen Sound Tugfest 2007.

 

Queensville model by Lorne LaHaye, displayed at Owen Sound Tugfest 2007.

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