1929                                Algonquins                                                1965

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Whiteinch Scotland by Barclay Curle & Co., Hull 631
Launched March 26, 1929

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’2” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at
252.7 x 43.3 x 17.8, 1940 GT, 1160 NT     Br 161515     to:
St. Lawrence Steamships Ltd., Welland ON (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1929

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1929     Can 161515     (home port to Montreal QC)

Deepened 1939 at Port Dalhousie ON by Muir Bros. Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 21.8 depth and 2100 GT, 1461 NT

Requisitioned 1940 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Sold 1946 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON), renamed Troisdoc  (2) and returned to the Great Lakes

Remeasured 1949 to 2140 GT, 1505 NT

Fleet merged 1959 into parent N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. 

Remeasured 1952 to 2211 GT, 1522 NT

Sold for scrap 1965 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Steel Company of Canada and scrapped at Hamilton ON.



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    • I would pose your question on the Information Search page of Launching photo might be a problem but there ought to be several available Troisdoc pictures out there

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