Port Dalhousie

(1913) 1914                                  Port Dalhousie                                  1915 (1916)


Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter


Built at Middlesborough England by Smith’s Dock Co., Hull 922
Built by the shipyard as Tynemount for its own account with the expectation that she would be sold to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC (and named as such in the normal Montreal Transportation “-mount” naming system). Powered with two diesel-electric engines.  Trial trips along the European coast, however, found the propulsion system not satisfactory for Great Lakes service and the vessel was refused by the expected buyer.  The diesel-electric engines were removed and the vessel repowered with more traditional motive power.

257’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 42’5” beam, 19’ depth

1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Newcastle England as str. Port Dalhousie
250.0 x 42.5 x 17.1, 1744 GT, 1129 NT     Br 133544     to:
Forwarders Ltd., Kingston ON (home port Newcastle England)

Entered Great Lakes service midsummer 1914

Requisitioned 1915 for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes

Sunk March 19, 1916 by German submarine U-10 off England.  12 lives lost.


See history in Scanner May 2000 (#256)




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