Torondoc 1

1927                                  Torondoc     1                                  1941 (1942)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1299
Launched April 14, 1927

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 830 IHP

Enrolled at
252.9 x 43.4 x 17.8, 1927 GT, 1151 NT     Can 149431     to:
Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port Fort William ON)

Entered service 1927

Requisitioned 1941 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Torpedoed and sunk May 20, 1942 by German submarine U-129 off Martinique, Caribbean Sea.  All hands lost.  Enroute from St. Thomas Virgin Islands to Georgetown British Guiana.

See history in Scanner Nov 1977 (#69)

 

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