Mount Stephen

1908                                  Mount Stephen                                  1915 (1916)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wallsend-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 813
Launched259’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 25’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
250.0 x 43.0 x 22.3, 2181 GT, 1383 NT     Br 125443     to:
Midland Navigation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England

Entered service 1908

Transferred 1908 to Empress Transportation Co., Midland ON

Renamed Empress of Fort William 1910

Fleet merged 1910 into Inland Lines Ltd., Hamilton ON

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1915     Can 125443     (home port to Montreal QC)

Chartered March 10, 1915 to Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. for World War I off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Carried coal from Sydney NS to Montreal QC during 1915 season, then transferred to English coastal service.  Sunk by mine Feb 27, 1916 off Dover, English Channel.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 103



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