Wellandoc 1

1927                                  Wellandoc     1                                  1961

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Sunderland England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1315
Launched May 28, 1927

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 836 IHP

Enrolled at
252.8 x 43.4 x 17.8, 1926 GT, 1151 NT     Can 149435     to:
Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port Fort William ON)

Entered service 1927

Requisitioned 1940 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.  Resold 1943 to the U. S. Maritime Commission.  Laid up at the end of the war in the James River reserve fleet.

Sold 1947 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON (home port to Toronto ON), renamed Brampton and returned to the Great Lakes.
Remeasured to 17.9 depth and 1975 GT, 1137 NT

Fleet renamed Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. 1959

Laid up at 1959 with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1961 to Crawford Metals Ltd. and scrapped at Deseronto ON

See history in Scanner Nov 1977 (#69)

 

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