1924                                  Northton                                  1940 (1947)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1184

261’ LOA, 248’ LBP, 43’ beam, 25’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle England
248.0 x 43.0 x 22.8, 2227 GT, 1354 NT     Br 148077     to:
Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port Newcastle England)

Entered service 1924

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1927     Can 148077     (home port to Toronto ON)

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  G. T. Clarkson, Toronto ON, appointed receiver.

Fleet sold late 1933 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON, Scott Misener, Mgr.

Requisitioned 1940 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Sold 1946 to Paterson Steamships Ltd., Fort William ON (home port to Fort William ON) and renamed Novadoc  (3).
Was scheduled to return to the Great Lakes but was lost before she could return.

Foundered March 2, 1947 in gale off Portland ME, Atlantic Ocean.  All 24 lost.  Enroute from Digby NS with cargo of gypsum for New York NY.



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