Empress of Midland

1907                                  Empress of Midland                                  1915 (1916)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wallsend-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 799

261’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 25’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1050 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle-on-Tyne England
252.0 x 42.5, x 23.2, 2224 GT, 1630 NT     Br 125428     to:
Midland Navigation Co., Montreal QC, James Playfair, Mgr. (home port Newcastle Eng.)

Entered service 1907.  Arrived Montreal QC Oct 10, 1907 after having stopped at Halifax NS on her delivery voyage.

Transferred 1907 to Empress Transportation Co.

Fleet merged 1910 into Inland Lines Ltd.,

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1915     Can 125428     (home port to Montreal QC)

Chartered March 10, 1915 to Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.  Carried coal from Sydney NS to Montreal QC during 1915 season, then transferred to British coastal service.

Sunk March 27, 1916 by mine in English Channel.



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