Britannic

1888                                         Britannic                                   1926

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 20
Launched June 9, 1888

236’3” LOA, 219’ LBP, 36’ beam, 21’9” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 898 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 9, 1888 (#210)
219.2 x 36.2 x 17.0, 1121.90 GT, 904.34 NT     US 3400     to:
James Davidson,

Entered service 1888

Sold 1889 to W. J. White 8/10, C. E. Benham 1/10 and Ira B. Mansfield 1/10, Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Sunk Aug 9, 1895 in collision with str Russia in Detroit River off south end of Grosse Isle and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore.  One life lost.  Enrollment surrendered April 15, 1895.

Recovered and sold 1896 to Henry McMorran 9/9, B. W. Arnold, 3/9 and Alvin Neil 2/9, Port Huron MI (home port to Port Huron MI).  Repaired at Marine City MI and returned to service.
Remeasured at 227.6 x 36.0 x 21.3, 1319 GT, 1152 NT

Sold 1912 to Lake Erie & Quebec Transportation Co., Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC) and renamed Sarnor 
U. S. enrollment surrendered April 18, 1912
Enrolled Canadian at 227.6 x 36.0 x 21.3, 1319 GT, 1152 NT     Can 133824 

Firm apparently failed.  Sold April 1, 1916 at Admiralty Court to Frederick R. Johnson, Port Colborne ON, A. B. Mackay, Hamilton ON, Mgr.

Burned March 15, 1926 at her layup dock at Kingston ON

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1976 (#59) (Includes interesting story about litigation over her ownership during her later years.)

 

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