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Norman P. Clement (Propeller), C146255, sunk (scuttled), 23 Oct 1968


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ACID SHIP TO BE SUNK
      Collingwood. - A 2,000 ton sulphuric acid carrier, that was gutted by an explosion last week, will be towed into Georgian Bay today and sunk, said the harbormaster Bernard Brophy today.
      Mr. Brophy said the 63 year old NORMAN P. CLEMENT is a "total wreck." The explosion, caused by gas fumes, sent 11 men to hospital. The shipyard was cleared of 700 workers yesterday while caustic soda was pumped into the ship's hull to neutralize the remaining gas fumes.
      Mr. Brophy has given the ship's owners, Chembarge Ltd. of Sarnia, clearance to tow the vessel out of the harbor.
      She will be taken out about 18 miles and sunk in 360 feet of water off Christian Island, said Mr. Brophy.
      Toronto Telegram
      October 22, 1868

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      NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 1923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. Registered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 17.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Eastern Steamship Company, Port Colborne, Ontario.
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1933.
      Department of Marine

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      NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 1923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. Registered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 17.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Eastern Steamship Company, Port Colborne, Ontario.
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1935.
      Department of Marine

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      NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 1923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. Registered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 17.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co. Ltd., Harbour Commission Bldg., Toronto, Ontario. (equipped with wireless)
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1940.
      Department of Marine

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      NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 1923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. Registered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 17.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co. Ltd., Harbour Commission Bldg., Toronto, Ontario. (equipped with wireless)
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1942.
      Department of Marine

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      NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 1923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. Registered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 17.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co. Ltd., Harbour Commission Bldg., Toronto, Ontario. (equipped with wireless)
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1945.
      Department of Marine

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NORMAN P. CLEMENT, propeller of 1,729 gross tons. 1,112 reg. tons. Built in 923 at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Canadian Official Number 146255. egistered at the Port of St. Catharines. Length 252.2'; breadth 43.2'; depth 7.8' of 131 Horse Power. Owned by Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation o. Ltd., Harbour Commission Bldg., Toronto, Ontario. (equipped with wireless)
      List of Canadian Shipping, 1948.
      Department of Marine

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NORMAN P. CLEMENT, rebuilt chemical tanker W.H. REID in 1962.
      Preliminary Lst of Canadian Steamships
      1809 - 1930. (Supplement No. 1.)

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NORMAN P. CLEMENT ex WILLIAM H. REID, oil fired sulphuric acid tanker, owned by Chembarge Ltd, St. Clair Street, Point Edward, Ontario, J.S. Reid, President and General Manager. 252 x 43 x 20 and 2,700 gross tons carrying capacity.
      Great Lakes Red Book, 1966

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      MASTER SHEET
      Name of Ship - CLEMENT, NORMAN P.
      Canadian Official No. -146255
      Propeller -- Steel
Dimensions: 252' 3" x 43' 3" x 17'9"
Tonnage: 1729 Gross 1112 Registered
Date of Build: 1923
Place of Build: Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britian
Builder: J.S. White & Co., Ltd.
Date of Launch: January 23, 1924 Hull No. 1729
Name Change (s):
      [a] NORMAN P. CLEMENT - 1923 - 1968
      [b] The name WILLIAM H. REID was proposed as a name change, and was so listed in the Great
      Lakes Red Book, for 1966. But the name was never officially changed.

Owner(s): Name Place Date
(1) Eastern Steamship Ltd. Port Colborne, Ont. 1923 - 1936
(2) Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Ltd. Toronto, Ont 1936 - 1961
(3) Tank Truck Transport Ltd. Point Edward, Ont. 1961 - 1966
(4) Chembarge, Ltd. Point Edward, Ont. 1966 - 1968

Rebuilds:
Converted to Sulphuric acid tanker from Bulk Carrier by Chemical Valley Fabricating Co., Ltd., at Point Edward, Ont., in 1961

Disposition: Grounded at Britt, ontario, during the week of October 7, 1968; taken to Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd., Collingwood, Ont., for repairs.
While in dry dock, suffered explosion on October 16, 1968, injuring 11.
Towed by the tug DANA T. BOWEN to a point off Christian Island, Georgian Bay, and scuttled in 350 feet of water on October 23, 1968.


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Reason: sunk (scuttled)
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1968
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McN.W.16891
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Norman P. Clement (Propeller), C146255, sunk (scuttled), 23 Oct 1968