Dunn, Sir James

1952                                     Sir James Dunn                                  1989

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Hull 109
Launched Dec 5, 1951

663’3” LOA, 647’ LBP, 67’ beam, 35’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, Skinner Unaflow engine, 3600 IHP

Enrolled at Port Arthur ON
647.5 x 67.2 x 30.4, 12434 GT, 9287 NT     Can 194448     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Port Arthur ON)

Entered service May 3, 1952 clearing Port Arthur ON light for Midland ON

Laid up Dec 22, 1982 at Midland ON and did not operate again

Chartered 1988 to Victory Mills Ltd., Toronto ON and towed Nov 1988 to Toronto to store soya beans

Sold for scrap 1989 to Corostel Trading Ltd.  Resold to Turkish shipbreakers.  Cleared Sorel QC Aug 26, 1989 with str. Georgian Bay towed by Panamanian tug McThunder.  Enroute to Turkey stopped at Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Islands, Azores from Sept 23 to 25.  On Oct 3 Dunn broke her tow line in a storm.  McThunder took Georgian Bay back to Ponta Delgada and returned to search for Dunn, which had been picked up by Panamanian tug Dalmar Servant 300 miles from Ponta Delgada and towed there.  Tandem tow continued and arrived at Aliaga Turkey Nov 19, 1989.

IMO 5329607






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