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Name Official number Flag IMO
FORDONIAN  133077  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1912  02/07/1912   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow Castle Works  298 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2368 grt / 1905 nrt / 250.0 ft  42.6 ft     
Engine builder Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow
Engine detail
M4cyl 2SCSA (18 1/8” x 32¼”) 750bhp Swedish "Hot Bulb" diesel installed by shipbuilder.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Canadian Interlake Line Ltd. - J. W. Norcross, Glasgow / Toronto  Glasgow  25/09/1912 
Other names
1927 YUKONDOC - 1930 GEORGIAN - 1933 FORDONIAN - 1934 BADGER STATE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1915 Canada Steam Ship Lines Ltd., Glasgow / Montreal
1916 A. J. Outerbridge, New York
1918 A. W. Duckett & Co., New York
1919 A. J. Outerbridge, New York
1921 American Mediterranean Steamship Co. Inc., New York and chartered to Canada Atlantic Transit Company.
1927 Paterson Steamships Ltd., Toronto / Fort William
1929 North West Transportation Co. Ltd., Toronto
1934 Federal Motorship Corporation - George D. MacDonald, Buffalo NY
1942 mng L S Martin 
Vessel history
Converted to steam shortly after arriving on the Great Lakes. 1922: 8-cyl. 2S.C.SA (15 7/16” – 23”) oil type engine connected to an electric motor and screw shaft by Ansaldo San Girgio, Turin, 330nhp.
1934: 6-cyl. 4.C.SA (18” – 22”) oil type engine by Bessemer Gas Eng. Co., Grove City, Pa., 190nhp.
1913 Requisitioned by the Canadian Government.
1915 Returned to her owners.
12/1932 Ran aground on Lake Superior and abandoned.
1933 Salvaged by Sin Mac, repaired and renamed FORDONIAN.
1934 Rebuilt at Ogdensburg, New York and converted to a canal barge with a Bessemer Gas Engine Company diesel. 1,540grt 1,118nrt 
Remarks
28/11/1932 stranded on Grand Island, Lake Superior, CTL, refloated and repaired. 
End year Fate / Status
1946  Sank 14/01/1946 
Disposal Detail
14/01/1946 struck a breakwater at the Tabasco River Bar near Tampico and sank, outbound for New Orleans. 
 

 



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