Morden, W. Grant

1914                                  W. Grant Morden                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Port Arthur ON by Western Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Hull 12
Launched April 4, 1914
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Lemoyne of 1926 – superseded Col. James M. Schoonmaker of 1911 and William P. Snyder Jr. of 1912)

625’ LOA, 604’ LBP, 59’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Port Arthur ON
604.0 x 59.2 x 27.8, 8611 GT, 6086 NT     Can 134015     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Toronto ON (home port Port Arthur ON)
(Canada List of Shipping indicated owner as Canada Interlake Line in 1914 through 1920 editions;  the vessel had been ordered by the Norcross interests, which operated the Canada Interlake fleet before its merger with Canada Steamship Lines)

Entered service June 1914

Home port to Montreal QC 1921

Renamed Donnacona  (2) 1926

Sold for scrap 1969 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Arrived Bilbao Spain July 12, 1969 with str. Ben E. Tate towed by Dutch tug Mississippi

IMO 5092632



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