Saskatoon 1

1910                                  Saskatoon     1                                  1971/1985

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Sunderland England by Sunderland Ship Building Co., Hull

261’ LOA, 250’2” LBP, 42’8” beam, 18’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,

Enrolled at Sunderland England
250.2 x 42.8 x 16.4, 1798 GT, 1148 NT     Br 123965     to:
Merchants Mutual Line, Toronto ON, J. W. Norcross, Mgr. (home port Sunderland England)

Entered service 1910

Fleet merged 1913 into Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Requisitioned 1916 by Canadian government for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes

Sold 1920 to Canadian Maritime Co., Montreal QC and returned to the Great Lakes
Enrollment transferred to Canada     Can 123965     (home port Montreal QC)

Fleet sold Oct 22, 1922 to Interlake Steam Navigation Co., Montreal QC, Mapes & Ferdon, Mgr.

Sold Jan 15, 1927 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and renamed Rosemount

Sold 1937 to Manseau Shipyards, Sorel QC

Transferred 1939 to Marine Industries Ltd.

Converted to tanker 1940 at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd. (home port to Sorel QC and renamed Willowbranch  (1)
Repowered with diesel engine
Remeasured to 250.2 x 42.7 x 17.4, 1752 GT, 1029 NT

Transferred 1941 to off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.

Renamed Empire Tadpole (British) 1941 and Basingcreek 1947

Sold 1950 to Coastalake Tankers Ltd., Montreal QC, Transit Tankers & Terminals, Mgr. (home port to Montreal QC), renamed Coastal Creek and returned to the Great Lakes.

Fleet renamed Canadian Sealakers Ltd. 1964.

Sold 1968 to Hall Corporation of Canada and renamed Creek Transport.

Laid up 1969 at Sorel QC and did not operate again.

Sold 1971 to Richelieu Dredging Corporation for non-transportation use as a loading station

Renamed Ile de Montreal 1972

Scrapped 1985

IMO 5076640

See history in Scanner Nov 1971 (#16)



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