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M. I. L. 495 (Propeller), C168808, 1963


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Steam screw FAIRMOUNT.* Official Canadian No. 68808. Of 1,851 tons gross; 1,302 tons reg. Built at Irvine, G. B., in 1923. Home port, Montreal, Que. 252.0 x 43.1 x 17.3 and 97 horse power. Owned by Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, Que.
      * Formerly METCALF.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933
     
NOTE: -- Official number differs in these records ?

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      This record was created from a CSL fleet list
SECTION A: BASIC SHIP PARTICULARS
NAME: Fairmount
OFFICAL NO.: 219067 ? [Canadian No. 68808]
TYPE: C1 (Bulk Canaller)
YEAR BUILT: 1923
BUILDER: Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd.
COUNTRY WHERE BUILT: Scotland
LOA: 258.5
LBP: 252
BEAM: 43.2
MOULDED DEPTH: 19
DRAFT: 15.08
GROSS TONNAGE: 1851
NET TONNAGE: 1302
CARGO TONNAGE: 2000
SECTION B: OWNERSHIP/NAME CHANGES/DISPOSAL
CSL OWNERSHIP DATES:
FROM: 1927
TO: 1960
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Metcalfe
VESSEL'S OTHER NAME: Barge M.I.L. 495
CHRONOLOGY:
YEAR VESSEL NAME OWNERSHIP/COMMENTS
1923-27 Metcalfe Interlake Nav. Co. Ltd. Montreal Ca.
1927-60 Fairmount C.S.L.
1960-63 Fairmount Marine Industries Ltd. Montreal Ca.
1963 Cut down to barge.
1963-70 Barge M.I.L. 495 Marine Industries Ltd. Montreal Ca.
1970 B.U. Sorel, Que., Canada.
A standard canaller, which when all the ballast was pumped out,
lifting the bow clear of the water, and sinking the stern to 11.5', would
really travel (probably 10 MPH) but most Masters were afraid to do it
as the ship was some what uncontrollable in this trim.
One season this ship was sent out from lay up in Kingston a little too
early in the ice, where in time she broke off two opposing blades. All
hands were amazed at the increase in speed of the ship while running
ahead to ram the ice. In time the inevitable happened, she broke off
another blade, leaving only one. Again the gain in speed was noted
although now accompanied by ferocious vibration, so she had to return
to the shipyard to replace them. This bears out the Admiralty
experiments of the 90's when all the above conditions were noted.
SECTION C: CONSTRUCTION
SHIPYARD: Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd.
SHIPYARD LOCATION: Irvine
HULL NUMBER: 492
DATE OF DELIVERY: 1923 (05)
HULL: Steel, Pl. Stem counter Stern, "Cod head and mackrel tail"
lines Focsle
HULL CONSTRUCTION: Rivetted Transverse Frames
SUPERSTRUCTURE: Steel, Taxas on Focsle with Wheelhouse over 2 Masts
and booms 1 Tall Thin funnel
COMPARTMENTS: FP, Cargo, Machinery, AP
SECTION E: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL
ENGINE TYPE: SR (T.E.)
CYLINDERS: 3 (16x26.5x44)
STROKE: 33
TURBINES: Not Applicable
HORSEPOWER: 1114
MEASURE(IHP/SHP/ETC): IHP
AT (RPM): 95
YEAR BUILT: 1923
YEAR INSTALLED: 1923
ENGINE BUILDER: Bow, McLachlan & Co., The Thistle Eng. Works
PLACE BUILT: Paisley, Scotland
NUMBER OF BOILERS: 2
TYPE: Cyl SE 3 furnaces each WP 180
YEAR BUILT: 1923
YEAR INSTALLED: 1923
BOILER BUILDER: Bow, McLachlan & Co., The Thistle Eng. Works
PLACE BUILT: Paisley, Scotland
BOW THRUSTER: Nil
STERN THRUSTER: Nil
PROPELLER: 4 Blades sectional cast iron
SECTION F: CARGO HANDLING CAPACITY AND FEATURES
TANKS: FP 108 tons
CDB 489 tons 218 long
AP 8 tons
      Canada Steamship Lines records
      Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston


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Notes:
ex METCALF, FAIRMOUNT
Date of Original:
1963
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.R.1640
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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M. I. L. 495 (Propeller), C168808, 1963