Russel Brothers Limited OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO Steelcraft Boat Builders
Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Greta V [C.190436] registered at Owen Sound; built at Owen Sound in 1951. 44'4 x 12'2 x 4'9; 14 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 330 hp. Owned by Bathurst Power & Paper Co., Bathurst, N. B. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Greta V [C.190436] registered at Bathurst, N. B. Built at Owen Sound in 1951. 44'; 14 g.t. Canadian List of Ships 1994 - 95 – 97: Steel tug Greta V [C.190436] built at Owen Sound in 1951. 44'; 14 gt.; 10 n.t. Owned by McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton. GAO Notes: See slide file for pic.
This small tug was built in 1951 by Russel Brothers Limited as the Greta V. for the Bathurst Power & Paper Company of Bathurst, NB. She was later acquired by McKeil Marine of Hamilton, ON. In 2007, the Greta V. was purchased by McNally International of Hamilton, ON.
Greta V. is active in the contracting trades on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, and East Coast.
Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
Year Built: 1951
Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
Horsepower: 330 bhp
Length: 44' 00?
Breadth: 12' 00?
Depth: 5' 00?
Port of Registry: Montreal, QC.
June 15th, 1986, Matane, QC. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
Sept. 28th, 1986, Ile Charron Island, Longueuil, QC. Photo by Rene Beauchamp. Rene comments (Feb. 7, 2018): "GRETA V. 32 years ago at Longueuil near Montreal. Laid up at Sorel-Tracy, QC since 2009."
1986, Matane, QC. Photo courtesy Michel Tremblay.
RBF notes: Used by Marine Company (Montreal, QC April 6, 2004)
Greta V in Sorel, QC, July 8th, 2006. Yves Cloutier photo.
Oct 9, 2006
McKiel Yard, Sorel PQ.
photo by Marc Piche.
Kent Malo: I happened to photograph the Greta V as she was pushing a loaded
barge down the St Lawrence river opposite Vercheres, Québec, April 26, 2007,
possibly going to Sorel.
Gerry Ouderkirk notes March 8, 2008: McNally Constuction Co. are currently dredging Bronte Harbour using the Russel-bult tug GRETA V., which they acquired from McKeil last year. The other vessels involved in the project are McNCo. No. 20, McNCo. No. 27, and the mud scow Gunnar 151.
Sitting ashore since 2009, Sorel-Tracy, Qc. Photo by Rene Beauchamp. Rene comments (Feb. 7, 2018): "GRETA V on the dock at the former Marine Industries Shipyard at Sorel-Tracy, QC in January 2016. Note the wrong spelling!"
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