Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Patrol vessel Vigilant

Charles Maginley, The ships of Canada's Marine Services, Vanwell Publishing 2003

The elegant Vigilant was built by Polson Iron Works in Toronto in 1904 as a fisheries protection vessel. Built on the model of a small warship, she was armed with  two 3 pounder quick firing cannons and the bow was designed as a ram. She was used till 1924 when the Customs Preventative Service chartered her for patrols on the east coast. Eventually she was converted to a barge and was scrapped in 1956..

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