Pomeroy, Robert W.

1923                                  Robert W. Pomeroy                                  1940 (1942)


Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter


Built at Hull England by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd., Hull 643
Launched March 16, 1923

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 Hull England
253.0 x 43.2 x 17.8, 1724 GT, 1112 NT     Br 147076     to:
Eastern Steamship Co., St. Catharines ON, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port Hull England)

Entered service 1923

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1931     Can 147076     (home port to St. Catharines ON)

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

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

Foundered April 1942  in North Atlantic Ocean.  In convoy with cargo of lumber, broke her back in a heavy sea and was sunk by gunfire from escorting vessel


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 273




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