Roberts, Eugene C.

1924                                  Eugene C. Roberts                                  1940 (1941)


Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter


Built at Birkenhead England by Cammell, Laird & Co., Hull 903
Launched March 5, 1924

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’1” beam, 20’ depth

1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at Liverpool England
252.2 x 43.2 x 17.8, 1746 GT, 1264 NT     Br 147246     to
A. B. Mackay, Hamilton ON (home port Liverpool England)

Entered service 1924

Sold 1925 to Toronto Insurance & Vessel Agency, Toronto ON, J. B. Foote, Mgr. and renamed
James B. Foote  (2)

Transferred 1929 to Union Transit Co.

Sold 1938 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON and renamed Portadoc  (1)
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 147246     (home port to Fort William ON)

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

Torpedoed and sunk April 7, 1941 by German submarine U-124 150 miles off Freetown Sierra Leone, Atlantic Ocean


See history in Scanner Dec 1977 (#70)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 276




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