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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Canadian Engineer

Other name(s): Ashington; Donald E. McKay; Erling; Newbrundoc; Salvatore

Ship owner: Canadian Government; Erling Steamship Co.; M. Scuderi; N. M. Paterson & Sons, Ltd.; Northern Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Dominion Ship Building Co., Toronto, Ontario

Engine builder: J. Inglis Co., Toronto, Ontario

Year ship built: 1920

Year engine built: 1920

Final disposition: Sailed on June 1, 1944 from Piraeus to Crete. During route bombed and sunk by British aircraft.


Oringinally listed by LLoyds as Canadian Artificer. Canadian list shows Canadian Engineer only.

Tonnage change, 1927 (2189 gross - 1286 net).

Tonnage change, 1933 (2252 gross - 1305 net).


b) Donald E. McKay (1925)

c) Newbrundoc  (1927)

d) Ashington (BR. 150367) (1927)

e) Erling (Finnish #710) (1931)

f) Salvatore (Italian #150) (1933)


1) Canadian Government, Toronto, Ontario (1921-25)

2) N.M. Paterson & Sons, Ft. William, Ontario (1925-27)

3) Northern Steamship Co., Newcastle, England (c. 1927)

4) Erling Steamship Co., Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland (1931-33)

Registry number: C. 150367

Hull number: 11

Vessel type: Laker

Height: 22.5 ft.

Width: 43.7 ft.

Length: 251 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 2252

Net tonnage: 1305

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 33 in.

Piston 3: 54 in.

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