(1892) 1901                                  Leafield                                  1913

Steel ocean bulk freighter

Built at Sunderland Eng. By Strand Stepway Co., Hull 89

257’ LOA, 249’ LBP, 35’3” beam, 16’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine

Enrolled at Newcastle Eng.
249.0 x 35.2 x 16.6, 1454 GT, 922 NT     Br 97990     to:
S. S. Leafield Co. (home port Newcastle Eng.)

Sold 1900 to Algoma Central Steamship Co., Sault Ste Marie ON and entered Great Lakes service.

Foundered Nov 9, 1913 (in the “Great Storm”) off the Angus Islands, near Thunder Bay, Lake Superior.  All 18 aboard lost.  Enroute from Sault Ste. Marie ON to Fort William ON with cargo of steel rails.

See history in Scanner Nov 1999 (#251)



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