Crerar, John

1903                                  John Crerar                                  1944 (1947)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 61
Launched June 27, 1903

255’ LOA, 241’ LBP, 41’ beam, 18’ depth
6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL July 6, 1903 (Temp #7)
241.0 x 41.0 x 15.6, 1550 GT, 955 NT     US 200089     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1903

Reenrolled at Duluth MN Sept 10, 1903 (#14) to:
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.
(home port to Duluth MN)

Management of fleet transferred 1905 to D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL (home port remained Duluth MN)

Sold Aug 8, 1916 to the French government for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Fouras (France)  1916

Sold 1921 to Glen Steamships Ltd., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr., renamed Glengarnock and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrolled British at 246.3 x 41.0 x 15.3, 1572 GT, 1169 NT     Br 145466

Fleet sold Feb 12, 1925 to George Hall Coal & Shipping Corporation, Montreal QC
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 145461     (home port to Montreal QC)

Fleet sold March 10, 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Courtright 1927

Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyard, Sorel QC

Transferred 1938 to Marine Industries Ltd. (home port to Sorel QC)

Transferred 1940 to Branch Lines Ltd. and renamed Cedarbranch.

Converted to tanker 1940 and boilers converted to oil firing at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd.
Remeasured to 248.3 x 41.0 x 17.7, 1700 GT, 1010 NT

Requisitioned 1944 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Empire Newt (British) 1945.

Scrapped 1947 in Scotland

See history in Scanner Jan 1994 (#209)



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