(1919) 1922 Canadian Signaller 1925 (1941)
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter
Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 63
Launched June 18, 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 141479 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 Signaller Ltd.
Participated in the fall grain trade on the Great Lakes beginning in 1922
Sold Oct 20, 1925 to Canada-Cuba Steamship Co. for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes
Renamed Emperor of Halifax 1925, Skjoldheim (Norway) 1929 and Polyana.
Sunk April 25, 1941 by German submarine U-103 enroute from Oban Scotland to Freetown, Sierra Leone. All hands lost.
See history in Detroit Marine Historian Aug 1962 (#132)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 67