Valley Camp 1

1927                                  Valley Camp     1                                  1966

Steel self-unloading St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1228
Launched Feb 1, 1927
Laid down as Glenkinloch.  Launched as Kinloch.  Entered service as Valley Camp  (1).

261’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 43’2” beam, 26’3” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at
252.2 x 43.3 x 23.6, 2351 GT, 1327 NT     Br 149427     to:
Valley Camp Coal Company of Canada, Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1927

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1932     Can 149427     (home port to St. Catharines ON)

Lengthened 1951 at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks
Remeasured to 304.2 length and 2878 GT, 2012 NT

Sold 1965 to Reoch Transports Ltd., Montreal QC, Westdale Shipping Ltd., Mgr. and renamed Valleydale.

Sold for scrap 1966 to United Metals Ltd., Hamilton ON and scrapped at Hamilton

See history in Scanner March 1983 (#118)

 

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