Canadian Engineer

(1921) 1921                                  Canadian Engineer                                  1927 (1944)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Toronto ON by Dominion Shipbuilding Co., Hull 11
Launched June 20, 1921
Shipyard discontinued operations while this vessel was under construction and building completed at Toronto by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Collingwood ON as their hull 70

251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal P.Q.
251.0 x 43.7 x 22.5, 2281 GT, 1317 NT     Can 150367     to:
Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa ON (home port Montreal QC)
Vessel built for the Canadian government merchant marine under its World War I vessel construction program.  Each vessel was assigned to an individual firm identifying the name of the vessel.

Entered Great Lakes service Aug 19, 1921

Transferred 1922 to Canadian Engineer Ltd.

Participated in the fall grain trade on the Great Lakes beginning in Nov 1921
Sold Oct 20, 1925 to N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Donald E. McKay.

Transferred 1926 to Paterson Steamships Ltd. and renamed Newbrundoc  (1).

Sold Jan 10, 1927 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Renamed Ashington (Br 150367) 1927, Erling (Finland) 1931 and Salvatore (Italy) 1933

Sunk June 1, 1944 by British aircraft between Piraeus and Crete, Mediterranean Sea.  All hands lost.



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