Clement, Norman P.

1924                                  Norman P. Clement                                  1968

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Cowes, Isle of Wight England by J. Samuel White & Co., Hull 1604
Launched 1923

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’1” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1090 IHP

Enrolled at Cowes, Isle of Wight England
253.2 x 43.2 x 17.8, 1729 GT, 1112 NT     Br 146255     to:
Eastern Steamship Co., St. Catharines ON, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port Cowes, Isle of Wight England)

Entered service 1924

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1931     Can 146255     (home port to St. Catharines ON)

Sold Dec 29, 1936 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Home port to Toronto ON 1953

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Did not operate 1960 and 1961 seasons

Sold 1961 to Chembarge Ltd., Point Edward ON

Transferred 1962 to Tank Truck Transports Ltd. (home port to Sarnia ON)
Converted to sulfuric acid tanker at Point Edward ON by Valley Fabricating Co.

Grounded Oct 7, 1968 at Britt ON, Georgian Bay.  Refloated and towed to Collingwood ON for repairs.  Cargo tanks exploded Oct 10, injuring 11 men.  Towed into Georgian Bay Oct 23 and scuttled off Christian Island.

 

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