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Northmount (Propeller), C124260, 1914

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PRINCE RUPERT, Kingston Shipping Co (jointly owned by Calvin Steamships and Point Anne Quarries Ltd.) canaller, built at Dumbarton UK in 1908. Sold to Montreal Transportation in 1914 and renamed Northmount. Foundered in the North Atlantic in 1915.

Prince Rupert (1908) ==> Northmount (1914) (1915)

* "Prince Rupert / Northmount (1914). Can. # 124260. 249 x 43. 1908 GRT. Ex British 1910. War loss, North Atlantic, Dec. 1915.

Addendum: Prince Rupert; 249x43x20. Owned by Canadian Northwest Steamship Co. 1908-1912; Kingston Shipping Co. 1913; Montreal Transportation Co. 1914-1915. Engine 18-30-48 by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. Lost at sea en route to Trinidad 18/12/15 east of Newport News." (Mills)

* "Prince Rupert (14), (b) Northmount. (Can. #124260). Steel bulk canaller built 1908 at Dumbarton, Scotland, for the Kingston Shipping Co. Ltd. 249.0 x 43.0 x 19.5. Gross 1908, Net 1172. Passed 1914 to the Montreal Transportation Co. Ltd. Requisitioned 1915 for war service on salt water. On December 18, 1915, while bound from Newport News, Va., to Trinidad, she foundered in position 34 40' N, 74 45' W." ("Point Anne Quarries Ltd.: a Fleet List," Scanner, April 1973)

* "Official no.: 124260. Canadian ship built in 1908 at Dumbarton, Scotland by A. McMillan & Son for Kingston Shipping Co., Kingston, Ont. Built as Prince Rupert. Renamed Northmount June 1914. Abandoned at sea Dec. 18, 1915." (Milwaukee Public Library)

* "The Calvin family owned one further steamship...that...never ran in the lumber trade. This vessel...was the steel canaller Prince Rupert (Can. #124260) built in 1908 at Dumbarton, Scotland and owned and operated by several Calvin subsidiaries.She measured 249.0 x 43.0 x 19.5 with tonnage of 1908 Gross and 1172 Net. She too was acquired by Montreal Transportation Company Ltd. in 1914 and was renamed (b) Northmount. She was requisitioned for war service in 1915 but was lost at sea on December 18, 1915, while on a voyage from Newport News, Virginia, to Trinidad." ("The Garden Island Timber Droghers," Scanner, Nov. 1972)"
      Record courtesy Lachlan MacRae

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Northmount (Propeller), C124260, 1914