Franquelin 1

1936                                    Franquelin     1                        1974 (1982)

Steel twin-screw St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1517
Launched April 4, 1936
Built to replace MV Joseph Medill, built for the same fleet in 1935 but lost in the Atlantic Ocean on her delivery voyage to the Great Lakes

259’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’9” beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 1000 bhp

Enrolled at
251.3 x 43.9 x 20.2, 2097 GT, 1597 NT     Can 161593     to:
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1936

Sold 1963 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Prince Ungava 1963

Sold 1964 to Desgagnes Navigation Ltd., Montreal QC and renamed Jean-Talon 
Vessel’s primary operation was on the lower St. Lawrence River but she occasionally traded on and into the Great Lakes, operated by this fleet which also includes vessels regularly trading on the Great Lakes.

Sold 1974 to off-Lakes operators

Renamed Sovereign Opal (Panama) 1974 and Falcon III 1976

Scrapped about 1982

IMO 5120180






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