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Cape Trinity (Propeller), C111964, 1920


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Propeller CAPE TRINITY.* Official Canadian Number 111694. Built at Collingwood, Ont., in 1911. Of 2105 tons gross; 1469 tons reg. Home port, Picton, Ont. Owned by Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal. 219.6 x 42.0 x 10.4.
* Formerly SYRACUSE, GERONIA..
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920
     
NOTE. -- [a] GERONIA, [b] SYRACUSE, [c] CAPE TRINITY

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      Canadian Steamship Line Fleet Record
      CAPE TRINITY
SECTION A: BASIC SHIP PARTICULARS
NAME: Cape Trinity
OFFICAL NO.: 111964
TYPE: R3 (Lake and River Pass. Ship)
YEAR BUILT: 1911
BUILDER: Collingwood SB. Co. Ltd.
COUNTRY WHERE BUILT: Canada
LOA: 219.6
LBP: 205.75
BEAM: 42
MOULDED DEPTH: 11.5
DRAFT: 6
GROSS TONNAGE: 2105
NET TONNAGE: 1468
SECTION B: OWNERSHIP/NAME CHANGES/DISPOSAL
CSL OWNERSHIP DATES:
FROM: 1914
TO: 1937
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Geronia
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Syracuse
CHRONOLOGY:
YEAR VESSEL NAME OWNERSHIP/COMMENTS
1911-14 Geronia Ontario & Quebec Nav. Co.
Picton Ont. Ca.
1914-20 Geronia C.S.L.
1920 Re-named Cape Trinity
1920-37 Cape Trinity C.S.L.
1937 Broken Up North Tonawanda, New York.
This ship was ordered by ship owners who were not experienced in
larger pass. vessels and requested a ship that was to be able to operate
in too many specialized trades: result she was almost useless in all of
them. The designers and builders certainly did not acquit themselves
well with this one. The designers included F.E. Kir by of Detroit the
premier NA. of the Great Lakes, who had very few "dogs" to his account
but this was one. Also Mr. H. Calderwood the N.A. of the Huronic and
Hamonic was the principal local designer on the project. The engineers
also were at fault the boiler plant was too small to allow the two
engines to achieve 18 Knts., the contracted speed. The vessel was a
poor looking ship which rolled terribly in the open Lake, struck the
bottom on many rapids transits, could not carry a paying number of pass.
on the Saguany run, in short a mess, an ever worse mess than the Rapids
King which at least could steam very well. She broke her original owners.
CSL laid her up after the 1928 season, she never ran again.
SECTION C: CONSTRUCTION
SHIPYARD: Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.
SHIPYARD LOCATION: Collingwood, Ont.
HULL NUMBER: 29
DATE OF LAUNCH: 1911 (07/06)
DATE OF DELIVERY: 1911 (29/06)
HULL: Steel to Main Deck Curved Stem Flared Stern to prevent
squatting in the rapids. 1 deck in hull. 4 WT Bhds.
HULL CONSTRUCTION: Rivetted long framing
SUPERSTRUCTURE: Steel and Wood. Cabins brought out to side on Prom.
deck 2 decks in all, tubby looking, no style.
SECTION D: REBUILDS AND ALTERATIONS
This ship's boiler plant was inadequate in that she had to be reboilered
in 1913-14 winter and new W.T. Boilers fitted. There after she steamed
better, however, her other design failings were against her operating
efficiently.
SECTION E: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL
ENGINE TYPE: SR (Twin Screw Quad. Expans.)
CYLINDERS: 8 (2@18, 2@22.5, 2@26, 2@40)
STROKE: 18 (short stroke high speed engines)
TURBINES: Not Applicable
HORSEPOWER: 1500
MEASURE(IHP/SHP/ETC): IHP
AT (RPM): 200
YEAR BUILT: 1911
YEAR INSTALLED: 1911
ENGINE BUILDER: Collingwood SB. Co. Ltd.
PLACE BUILT: Collingwood, Ont.
NUMBER OF BOILERS: 2
TYPE: Cyl SE FD
SIZE: 12x11
YEAR BUILT: 1911
YEAR INSTALLED: 1911
BOILER BUILDER: Collingwood SB. Co. Ltd.
      Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
      Kingston, Ontario.


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Newspaper
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Notes:
ex GERONIA, SYRACUSE
Date of Original:
1920
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.R.682
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Cape Trinity (Propeller), C111964, 1920