BIRCHTON (1924, Bulk Freighter)
Identification
Year of Build:
1924
Official Number:
147893
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
489
Builder Name:
A. McMillan & Sons
Original Owner:
Mathews Steamship Co. Ltd
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple expansion 15'-26"-42"; 30" stroke
# Boilers:
2 Scotch 12' x 11'
Propulsion Notes:
800 hp; engine and boiler built by J.G. Kincaid & Son, 1924
Dimensions
Length:
250'
Beam:
43.2'
Depth:
22.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1727
Tonnage (net):
1006
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date:
1968
How:
Scrapped
History

1924 Owned Mathews Steamship Co Ltd

1931 Owned Lake Steamship Co Ltd (Foot)

1936 Owned Gulf & Lake Navigation Co Ltd

1950 Reconstructed by Muir Bros Drydock, Port Dalhousie, Ontario

1962 Owned Century Metal & Equipment Co Ltd

1967 Owned Bathurst Marine Co Ltd

1968 Scrapped in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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BIRCHTON (1924, Bulk Freighter)