1903                                  Newmount                                  1916 (1918)

Steel St. Lawrence Canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng. by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 292

259’ LOA, 248’5” LBP, 42’ beam, 20’6” depth
Hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine

Enrolled at Newcastle Eng.
248.6 x 42.0 x 20.6, 1889 GT, 1201 NT     Br 118615     to:
Montreal Transporation Co., Montreal QC (home port Newcastle Eng.)

Returned to the shipyard as unacceptable and resold to Charles A. Farrar of Toronto ON
Reenrolled to Farrar Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Entered Great Lakes service 1903

Renamed Meaford  (1) 1906

Chartered for part of 1915 season to Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. for their St. Lawrence River coal run

Enrolled Canadian 1916     Can 118615

Chartered 1916 to the French government for service in the Mediterranean Sea during World War I and left the Great Lakes again.

Sunk July 27, 1918 by torpedo in Atlantic Ocean.  Enroute from Gibraltar to Belfast Ireland.

See history in Scanner Dec 1993 (#208)



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