Rapids King

1907                                  Rapids King                                  1949


Steel twin screw passenger and package freight vessel


Built at Toronto ON by Canadian Shipbuilding Co., Hull 6
Launched Jan 9, 1907

245’ LOA, 230’ LBP, 40’7” beam, 10’1” depth

4 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 triple expansion engines, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
239.0 x 40.0 x 9.5, 1801 GT, 1199 NT     Can 122407     to:
Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)
(Built – and named – to run on the St. Lawrence River between Kingston and Prescott ON and Montreal QC, running the rapids on the downbound trip and using the canals upbound but was found to be unsuitable for this use and spent most of her career on other routes.)

Entered service 1907

Fleet merged 1914 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Rebuilt 1929 at Lauzon QC
Remeasured to 231.3 x 40.4 x 9.8, 1563 GT, 854 NT

Laid up at Sorel QC at end of 1931 season and did not operate again.

Scrapped 1949 at Kingston ON.




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