Drummond, Thomas J.

1910                                  Thomas J. Drummond                                  1937

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Dumbarton Scotland by A. McMillan & Son, Hull 438
Launched May 3, 1910

261’ LOA, 247’9” LBP, 43’8” beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Sault Ste. Marie ON
247.8 x 43.7 x 22.8, 2201 GT, 1664 NT     Can 126863     to:
Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Railway Co., Sault Ste. Marie ON (home port to Sault Ste. Marie ON)

Traded 1917 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. for str. William S. Mack.

Requisitioned 1917 by Canadian government for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.

Sold Aug 1, 1923 to N. M. Paterson & Co., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and returned to the Great Lakes.

Fleet renamed Paterson Steamships Ltd. 1926 and vessel renamed Calgadoc  (1)

Chartered 1937 to Dominion Steel & Coal Co., Sydney NS for the coal run from Sydney to Newfoundland

Foundered Oct 30, 1937 off the coast of Nova Scotia.

See history in Scanner Nov 1990 (#186)



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