Canadian Trader

(1919) 1921                                  Canadian Trader                                  1925 (1928)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Hull 42
Launched May 5, 1919

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

Enrolled at Montreal QC
251.0 x 43.8 x 20.7, 2186 GT, 1283 NT     Can 141376     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.

Transferred 1920 to Canadian Trader Ltd.

Participated in the fall grain trade on the Great Lakes beginning in Nov 1921

Sold Oct 20, 1925 to Canada-Cuba Steamship Co. for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Renamed Emperor of Montreal 1925 and Gilda Scuderi (Italy) 1926 and (US 227829) 1928

Foundered Nov 1928 Pacific Ocean (sold Japanese, loaded scrap iron for her delivery voyage, fueled and underwent boiler repairs Seattle WA, cleared Seattle Nov 5, 1928 and was never seen again)




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