Thompson, Carmi A.

1917                                  Carmi A. Thompson                                  1972

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 722
Launched Aug 18, 1917

550’ LOA, 525’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 18, 1917 (#7)
525.0 x 58.0 x 31.0, 7038 GT, 5658 NT     US 215518     to:
Producers Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1917

Sold 1930 to Butler Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Midland Steamship Co., Mgr.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932 (Midland Steamship Line, Mgr.)

Transferred 1936 to Midland Steamship Line.

Sold 1962 to Comet Enterprises Ltd., Thorold ON, Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Mgr. (home port to Hamilton Bermuda) and renamed Thorold  (3)
Enrolled Bermudan at 532.5 x 58.1 x 27.3, 7841 GT, 5631 NT     Br 316353

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1965     Can 316353     (home port to Montreal QC)

Steering gear failed Aug 1971 and vessel rammed a wall in the Welland Canal.  Temporary repairs to allow operation for the rest of the season made at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks.

Sold for scrap Dec 1971 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Renamed Thoro (to allow use of former name for another vessel).  Scrapped at Port Colborne 1972.

IMO 5360144



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