40′ 1943 Canadian Navy Tug, Beamsville, – 1/12 scale, 40″ LOA – Kit number MW179!

Main picture from Marcel Theriault’s website of his towing services: https://tofinomarineservices.com/

Because these little tugs were built for the Canadian Navy there is a plenty of information available and a great deal of information and history is already available on the Russel Brothers Website.

Some of the following notes are copied from: http://russelbrothers.com/xbeamsville.html

This classic tug was built by Russel Bros – Ontario, to the Canadian Navy Standards. The keel was laid in 1943 and the hull mothballed until 1960 when the vessel was finally completed and commissioned. She served as a harbor tug in Esquimalt British Columbia until the late 1990’s, and during this time, she was maintained to Navy Standards. The 671 Detroit Diesel engine has 3900 hours on the hour meter since its complete overhaul, and lives in a completely walk around engine room. This is coupled to an Allison gear, which is connected to a 37 X 27 Wheel. The Vessel is equipped with a head, oil stove, 3 bunks for sleeping, 16 mile radar, depth sounder, and 2 UHF radios. The Beamsville travels economically using only 2.2 gals per hour, at approx. 7.5 knots. Full speed is 9 knots. This vessel could be used for a variety of different of purposes, and with her beautiful classic lines, she attracts attention where ever she goes.

As of July 12 2018, Beamsville is used commercially by https://tofinomarineservices.com/ “Our 39′ tugboat, Beamsville, provides vessel assist services and general towing. Ceara Salvage also has the equipment and expertise to recover sunken vessels.” Details for registered vessel BEAMSVILLE (O.N. 820147) owner: MARCEL THERIAULT PO BOX 535 TOFINO, BC.

The kit comprises laser cut parts for the hull and the cabin surfaces. The wood used is 1/8-inch and 1/16-inch Baltic birch plywood.  Planking can be purchased for the hull and the deck.

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