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Acadian (Propeller), C133533, 1933


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Steam screw ACADIAN.* Canadian official No. 133533. Of 1,686 tons gross; 1,055 tons Reg. Built at Londonderry, Ireland in 1913. Home port, Midland, Ont. 250.0 x 42.5 x 17.4 Of 75 Horse power. Owned by Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal.
      *Formerly GLENMAVIS.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on December 31, 1933
     
     
     
      Steam screw GLENMAVIS. Canadian official No. 133533. Of 1,686 tons gross; 1,055 tons Reg. Built at Londonderry, G. B. in 1913. Home port, Midland, Ont. 250.0 x 42.5 x 17.4 Of 96 Horse power. Owned by Great Lakes Transportation Co., of Midland, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on December 31, 1920
     


This record was created from a CSL fleet list
SECTION A: BASIC SHIP PARTICULARS
NAME: Acadian
OFFICAL NO.: 133533
TYPE: C1 (Canaller Bulk)
YEAR BUILT: 1913
BUILDER: North of Ireland SB. Co.
COUNTRY WHERE BUILT: Ireland
LBP: 250
BEAM: 42.5
MOULDED DEPTH: 20
GROSS TONNAGE: 1686
NET TONNAGE: 1055
CARGO TONNAGE: 1524
SECTION B: OWNERSHIP/NAME CHANGES/DISPOSAL
CSL OWNERSHIP DATES:
FROM: 1926
TO: 1959
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Glenmavis
CHRONOLOGY:
YEAR VESSEL NAME OWNERSHIP/COMMENTS
1913-25 Glenmavis Great Lakes Transportation Co., Ltd.
(J. Playfair) Midland Ont. Ca.
1925-26 Glenmavis Geo. Hall Coal & Shipping Corp.
Montreal Que. Ca.
1926-59 Acadian C.S.L.
III-1959 B.U. Kingston, Ont., Canada.
This vessel had the parallel body part of the hull built on a patented system of arched frames giving this part of the ship somewhat the appearance of whaleback, for example, the frames all curved in at the top to meet the deck stringer plates, resulting in an narrow deck and narrow hatches. It was not repeated on any other laker. There was
a rumour that this ship had been used as a "Q" ship in WWI. Certianly the add-stiffening for an Naval gun mounting was still there at the aft end of the ship. Because of the huge hatch over #3 hold the Acadian was used to transport, one at a time the eight huge four Furnace Scotch Boilers for the ice breaker D'Iberville building at DSL from the
builders Can. Vickers, Montreal. These were the biggest boilers of this type ever built in Canada. Mr McKinley who recently retired as Commdre. Ch. Engr. of CSL told me he was Ch. Engr. of the Acadian on her last voyage to Kingston Shipbuilding Co. for scrapping in 1959. He said that as the ship was going for scrap he would try the engines at full
power for the last time. The engines and boilers behaved beautifully and drove the old ship down to Kingston in record time. This ship had the most melodious chime whistle. On wild November nights to hear the Acadian blowing for a pilot at Kingston had a nostaglic note, it was the end of the steam era.
SECTION C: CONSTRUCTION
SHIPYARD: North of Ireland SB. Co.
SHIPYARD LOCATION: Londonderry
HULL NUMBER: 55
DATE OF LAUNCH: 1913
DATE OF DELIVERY: 1913
HULL: Steel, pl. stem, counter stern 3 WT bulkheads. 1 big hatch to
#3 hold. Focsle.
HULL CONSTRUCTION: Rivetted, transverse framed.
SUPERSTRUCTURE: Steel, texas and wheelhouse for'd, 2 masts and booms
oval funnel.
COMPARTMENTS: FP, cargohold, machinery space, AP.
SECTION E: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL
ENGINE TYPE: SR (T.E.)
CYLINDERS: 3 (16x26x44)
STROKE: 30
TURBINES: Not Applicable
HORSEPOWER: 750
MEASURE(IHP/SHP/ETC): IHP
AT (RPM): 96
YEAR BUILT: 1913
YEAR INSTALLED: 1913
ENGINE BUILDER: Richardsons Westgarth & Co.
PLACE BUILT: Middlesborough, England
NUMBER OF BOILERS: 2
TYPE: Cyl SE 2 furnaces each WP 180
SIZE: 12.5x10.5
YEAR BUILT: 1913
YEAR INSTALLED: 1913
BOILER BUILDER: Richardsons Westgarth & Co.
PLACE BUILT: Middlesborough, England
      Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston


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Notes:
ex GLENMAVIS,
Date of Original:
1933
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.R.1588
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Acadian (Propeller), C133533, 1933