(1937) 1953                                     Springdale                     1954 (1959)

Steel ocean bulk freighter

Built at Sunderland England by Short Bros. Ltd., Hull 452
Launched 1937

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,

Enrolled at
259.9 x 40.3 x 17.7, 1636 GT, 891 NT     Br 165564   
Springwell Shipping Ltd., London England

Entered Great Lakes service on a temporary basis 1953 chartered by Reoch Steamship Co., Montreal QC

Sold 1953 to Eastboard Shipping Ltd., London England, Federal Commerce & Navigation Co. Ltd., Mgr. and renamed Eastdale.

Up Welland Canal May 10, 1953 and up Straits of Mackinac May 12 as Springdale;  up Sault Ste. Marie ON about May 18 as Eastdale

May also have operated in the Great Lakes under same charter during 1954 season

Transferred 1953 or 1954 to off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Sank June 18, 1959 in Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea.  Enroute from Munksund Sweden to London Eng. with cargo of timber and capsized and sank when cargo shifted.






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