Coteaudoc 1

1929                                  Coteaudoc     1                                  1963

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Whiteinch Scotland by Barclay Curle & Co., Hull 630

259’ LOA, 250’ 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 149500     to:
Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1929

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1930     Can 149500     (home port to Fort William ON.)

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

Sold 1946 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON., renamed Milverton, returned to the Great Lakes and reentered service 1947

Heavily damaged Sept 24, 1947 in collision with MV Translake above Morrisburg ON, St. Lawrence River, followed by explosion when oil from the tanker flowed over the steamer and ignited 11 lives lost from Milverton.  Translake was upbound, Milverton downbound with cargo of coal.  Floated midsummer 1948 and sailed April 1949 to Port Weller ON., where she was repaired.

Transferred 1949 to Sarnia Steamships Ltd., renamed Clary Foran and returned to service Sept 1949.

Remeasured to 17.9 depth and 1975 GT, 1161 NT

Fleet merged  1951 into Colonial Steamships Ltd.

Fleet renamed Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. 1959

Sold 1959 to Reoch Transports Ltd., Montreal QC. and renamed Ferndale  (1)

Sold for scrap 1963 to Steel Company of Canada and scrapped at Hamilton ON.







See history in Detroit Marine Historian Aug 1965 (#159)

Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 187


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