Plummer, J.H.

1903                                  J. H. Plummer                                  1923 (1949)


Steel St. Lawrence Canal size package freighter


Built at Walker-on-Tyne, Eng. by Armstrong Whitworth, Hull 740
Launched March 3, 1903

257’ LOA, 246’ LBP, 37’ beam, 24’ depth

2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle Eng.
246.0 x 36.0 x 21.8, 1582 GT, 992 NT     Br 114447     to:
Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co., Montreal QC (home port Newcastle Eng.)

Entered Great Lakes service 1903

Sold 1910 to Merchants Mutual Line, Montreal QC, J. W. Norcross, Mgr.

Fleet merged 1914 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Sold 1917 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Van Eyck (Belgium) 1920

Sold 1923 to Kirkwood Lines, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC), returned to the Great Lakes and renamed J. H. Plummer.
Enrolled Canadian at 246.4 x 36.6 x 21.7, 1626 GT, 988 NT     Can 114447

Transferred end of 1923 season to service between the Great Lakes and Vancouver BC and left the Great Lakes.  Did not return from the West Coast.

Renamed Amur 1924, Far Eastern Carrier (Panama) 1946 and Tung An (China) 1946

Stranded April 10, 1949 in fog near entrance to Yangtze River, East China Sea.  Enroute with  cargo of scrap iron from Tsingtao China to Shanghai China.


See history in Scanner Jan 1993 (#201)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember  II p. 271




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