Turbinia

1904                                  Turbinia                                   1926 (1937)

Steel triple-screw day excursion passenger vessel

Built at England by Hawthorn Leslie & Co., hull 393
Launched

260’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 33’ beam, 13’ depth
3 decks, 3 coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engines, 3000 SHP
First turbine powered steam vessel on the Great Lakes.

Enrolled at Hamilton ON (on British registry for inbound trip)
250.0 x 33.2 x 12.6, 1064 GT, 603 NT     Can 112201     to:
Turbine Steamship Co., Hamilton ON (home port Hamilton ON)

Entered service June 30, 1904

Sold 1911 to Niagara Navigation Co., Toronto ON

Fleet merged 1912 into Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Montreal QC

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Requisitioned 1917 for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.

Returned to former owners 1922 and reentered service 1923.

Assigned 1926 to off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes to operate on the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec QC

Scrapped 1937 at Sorel QC by Manseau Shipyard.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1977 (#67)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Feb 1953 (#42)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 380

 

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