Canadian Gunner

(1919) 1922                                  Canadian Gunner                                  1941 (1942)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 64
Launched Oct 4, 1919

251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
251.0 x 43.6 x 23.6, 2415 GT, 1455 NT     Can 141478     to:
Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa ON (home port Montreal QC)
Vessel built for the Canadian government merchant marine under its World War I vessel construction program.  Each vessel was assigned to an individual firm identifying the name of the vessel.

Transferred 1920 to Canadian Gunner Ltd.

Participated in the fall grain trade on the Great Lakes beginning in 1922

Sold Nov 23, 1926 to Canada Atlantic Transit Co., Toronto ON and renamed Canatco.

Requisitioned 1941 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Foundered Oct 21, 1942 after explosion off Newfoundland, Atlantic Ocean.  Enroute from Montreal QC to Canso NS.

 

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