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Mapleheath (Propeller), C129767, 1920


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Propeller MAPLEHEATH.* Official Canadian Number 129767. Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, G.B. in 1910. Of 1692 gross tons; 1036 tons reg. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by the Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, Que. 255.4 x 42.5 x 17.3 and of 88 horse power.
      * Formerly TOILER.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920
     
     
     
     
Propeller MAPLEHEATH.* Official Canadian Number 129767. Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, G.B. in 1910. Of 1692 gross tons; 1036 tons reg. Home port, Kingston, Ont. Owned by the Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, Que. 255.4 x 42.5 x 17.3 and of 106 horse power.
      * Formerly TOILER.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933
     
     
     
     
      Canadian Steamship Lines. Fleet record MAPLEHEATH.
NAME: Mapleheath
OFFICAL NO.: 129767
TYPE: C1 (Bulk Canaller)
YEAR BUILT: 1911
BUILDER: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.
COUNTRY WHERE BUILT: England
LOA: 265
LBP: 255
BEAM: 42.33
MOULDED DEPTH: 19
DRAFT: 15.25
GROSS TONNAGE: 1692
NET TONNAGE: 1036
CARGO TONNAGE: 3000
SECTION B: OWNERSHIP/NAME CHANGES/DISPOSAL
CSL OWNERSHIP DATES:
FROM: 1917
TO: 1959
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Toiler
CHRONOLOGY:
YEAR VESSEL NAME OWNERSHIP/COMMENTS
1911-12 Toiler Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Newcastle Br.
1912-14 Toiler J. Playfair Kingston Ont. Ca.
1913 Rebuilt by Kingston DD. Co. and 8 cy diesel engine removed,
replaced with steam engine.
1914-16 Toiler Great Lakes Transportation Co. Ltd.
Kingston Ont. Ca.
1916-17 Toiler Ontario Transport & Pulp Co. Ltd.
Kingston Ont. Ca.
1917-20 Toiler C.S.L.
1920 Re-named Mapleheath
1920-59 Mapleheath C.S.L.
1929 Re-engined.
1959- Salvage barge Mapleheath McAllister-Pyke Ltd., Kingston, Ont.,
Canada S.E.
One of the wrecked Altlas Polar Diesel Engines that were removed in
1913 at Kingston SB. Co. remained on the Dock to which it was removed
until 1940! When it was sold to I. Cohen & Co. By this time a mass of
rust.
The M.V. Toiler set back the cause of the Diesel engine on the Lakes
by at least twenty-five years. She had been poorly and cheaply engined
with two little engines of only 200 BHP each; needless to say she
could not stem the St. Lawrence currents in the upper river nor in
Montreal Harbour. Also the Ch. Engineer assigned to the ship by
Richardsons "wasn't even a good steam engineer" and he soon wrecked the
precise and powerful compressed air pumps attached to the engines for
the purpose of blast injection; also they were used as starting engines
when the engine had stopped. After two years of fiddling these engines
were replaced by a single F and A Compound St. Recip engine and in 1929
by the ME. and Boilers of Simla, ex Garden Islander. The two boilers
were replaced in 1950 by one ex corvette Cyl Boiler. The F and A engine
had been in a vessel on Lake of the Woods. This engine was placed on
large timber bulks on the original engine seating. (CRUDE!)
SECTION C: CONSTRUCTION
SHIPYARD: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd.
SHIPYARD LOCATION: Newcastle
HULL NUMBER: 840
DATE OF DELIVERY: 1911 (05)
HULL: Steel, full lines ford, fire aft for twin screws. Pl. Stem
Counter Stern. Focsle Deck Quarter deck 3 WT Bhds.
HULL CONSTRUCTION: Rivetted Transverse Framed
SUPERSTRUCTURE: Steel, Texas on focsle/wheelhouse over. No deck
house aft no funnel as originally built.
COMPARTMENTS: 4, FP, Cargo, Machinery, AP.
SECTION D: REBUILDS AND ALTERATIONS
During the reengining in 1913, the Stern Frame had to be renewed
with one with a boss for a single screw tail shaft arrangement.
SECTION E: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL
(This ship has had three different sets of Machinery)
ENGINE TYPE: D (1. Twin Screw 2 four cyl Atlas Pole Direct connected
9.85x14.6 Direct reversing 410 BHP @ 235 RPM
2. SR F and A Compound 27x44 by 42 stroke 700 IHP
@ 80 RPM
3. SR T.E. 17x25x46 by 40 stroke 700 IHP @ 85 RPM)
CYLINDERS: 3 (17x25x46)
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Notes:
ex TOILER
Date of Original:
1920
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Local identifier:
McN.R.750
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mapleheath (Propeller), C129767, 1920