The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Birchton (1924)


Year of Build:
1924
Official Number:
147893
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Dumbarton
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
1732
Final Disposition
How:
Broken Up
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 147893 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 250 x 43 -- 2047 tons Rebuilt: Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada in 1950

250x43x18 Owned by Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto, 1924-1931; Lake Steamship Co. 1931-1938; Gulf and Lake Navigation Co. 1938-1962. Built by A. Macmillan & Son, Dumbarton, Scotland. Difficult delivery voyage: coal gas explosion aboard. Took from 22/04/24 to 14/05/24. Hull deepened 2'6" to 20'6" winter 1949-50. Retired 1962; hull to be rebuilt as drydock Bathurst N. B. but wasn't; broken up 1968.

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Birchton (1924)