Royalton 1

1924                                  Royalton     1                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 73
Launched Aug 9, 1924

550’ LOA, 536’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers,  triple expansion engine, 2800 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
536.5 x 58.2 x 27.0, 7164 GT, 5194 NT     Can 151108     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service 1924

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  G. T. Clarkson, Toronto ON, appointed receiver.

Fleet sold late 1933 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON, Scott Misener, Mgr.

Fleet renamed Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. 1959

Sank str. Monrovia June 25, 1959 off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron

Hatches converted to 24’ centers with hatch crane 1962 at Port Weller ON by Port Weller Dry Docks
Remeasured to 7146 GT, 4584 NT

Remeasured 1967 to 4563 NT

Boilers converted to oil firing 1971

Remeasured 1976 to 7157 GT, 4553 NT

Fleet renamed Misener Transportation Ltd. late 1978

Sold for scrap 1979 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Wintered at Hamilton ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC May 31, 1980 with str. Marinsal towed by German tug Hanseat.  Tow arrived La Spezia Italy June 25, 1980.

IMO 5301461

See history in Scanner Nov 2007 (#309)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 338

 

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