Nisbet, Watkins F.

1923                                  Watkins F. Nisbet                                  1940 (1940)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Birkenhead England by Cammell Laird & Co., Hull 902
Launched

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’3” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Port Adelaide England
253.0 x 43.2 x 17.8, 1747 GT, 1265 NT     Br 147230     to:
Eastern Steamship Co., St. Catharines ON, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port Port Adelaide England)

Entered service 1923

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1931     Can 147230     (home port to St. Catharines ON)

Sold Dec 29, 1936 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto Ont.

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

Sunk Dec 1940 by enemy action off British coast

 

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