(1937) 1953 Springdale 1954 (1959)
Steel ocean bulk freighter
Built at Sunderland England by Short Bros. Ltd., Hull 452
524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,
259.9 x 40.3 x 17.7, 1636 GT, 891 NT Br 165564
Springwell Shipping Ltd., London England
Entered Great Lakes service on a temporary basis 1953 chartered by Reoch Steamship Co., Montreal QC
Sold 1953 to Eastboard Shipping Ltd., London England, Federal Commerce & Navigation Co. Ltd., Mgr. and renamed Eastdale.
Up Welland Canal May 10, 1953 and up Straits of Mackinac May 12 as Springdale; up Sault Ste. Marie ON about May 18 as Eastdale
May also have operated in the Great Lakes under same charter during 1954 season
Transferred 1953 or 1954 to off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes
Sank June 18, 1959 in Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea. Enroute from Munksund Sweden to London Eng. with cargo of timber and capsized and sank when cargo shifted.