HMCS / CFAV RIVERTON W47

 

Norton Class Tugboat

 


 

CFAV Riverton 1966

Photo taken from HMCS Ottawa 229

 

Entered Service: 1944

Removed from Service: 1979

Fate: Broken up in 2018

 

In 1944 she was built for the Royal Canadian Navy. The RCN employed her as a harbour tug at St. John's Newfoundland. In 1979 she was sold to Techno Maritime Lt., Sillery, QC. In 1982 she was sold to Techno-Navigation Ltd. Sillery, QC.  In 2018, after years of disuse, she was pulled ashore to be broken up.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Skpr/Lt, Abraham Richard Hallett, RCNR - 15 Apr 1944 - unk

 

Skpr/Lt Edgar Quinton, RCNR - 10 Jul 1945 - unk

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Jardine, William Stanley, Wt (E), RCNR - 01 Apr 1944

 

Martin, Jay Archibald, SLt, RCNVR - 23 May 1945

 


 

 Photos and Documents

 

HMC Tug RIVERTON W47 at St. John's, Newfoundland

 

Source/ Credit: Tug Fax by Mac Mackay

HMCS RIVERTON W47 at St. John's, Newfoundland

 

From the collection of AB William Cummings, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Rob Cummings

Chrysler Girls' Club adopts HMCS RIVERTON

The Chatham Daily News - Friday, 09 Jun 1944

 

Officers in the photo:  Lt Frank Gallop, RCNVR, Skipper Lt A.R. Hallet, CO of RIVERTON and Chief Lt F.J. Henderson, XO of RIVERTON

 

From the collection of Abraham Hallet

Courtesy of Sylvia Rose

Techno St Laurent (former tug Riverton) - after 10 Years of languishing dockside at Gamble's in Port Colborne, ON she was pulled ashore on July 6, 2018 to be cut up.

 

Photographer Jeff Cameron

Courtesy of Leigh Cossey

 


 

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