1925                                  Gleniffer                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Midland ON by Midland Shipbuilding Co., Hull 12
Launched Nov 18, 1924

566’ LOA, 546’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 18’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2800 IHP
(Playfair purchased surplus materials and engines from Americans, which he used to build strs. Gleniffer and Gleneagles)

Enrolled at Midland ON
546.0 x 60.2 x 28.0, 7726 GT, 4439 NT     Can 152641     to:
Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port Midland ON)

Entered service 1925

Fleet sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and vessel renamed Ashcroft.

Sank str. James H. Reed April 27, 1944 in collision in fog off Port Burwell Ont., Lake Erie.

Sold for scrap 1969 to Steel Factors Ltd.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC July 17, 1969 with str. Sir Thomas Shaughnessy towed by Polish tug Jantar.  Tow arrived at Castellon Spain Aug 9, 1969.

IMO 5026695

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 8



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *