Ganandoc 1

1929                                  Ganandoc                                  1961 (1961)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter


Built at Wallsend-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1383
Launched March 11, 1929

259’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’2” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at
252.8 x 43.4 x 17.8, 1938 GT, 1151 NT     Br 161511     to:
Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1929

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1930     Can 161511     (home port to Fort William ON.)

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

Boilers converted to oil firing during her off-Lakes years

Returned 1952 to previous owners and returned to the Great Lakes

Deepened 1954 at Lauzon QC. by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd.
Remeasured to 21.9 depth and 2209 GT, 1546 NT

Sold 1961 to Sandland Ships Ltd. for off-Lakes service, renamed Sugarland, and left the Great Lakes

Her ocean career was short and painful.  She loaded a cargo at Sorel QC for Savannah GA but was damaged enroute by a hurricane.  After repairs she sailed to Tampa FL, where she loaded a cargo of phosphate rock for Coatzacoalcos Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico.  Enroute she stranded Nov 21, 1961 on Arcas Reef in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico and was abandoned.





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