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

Other name(s): Fordson I; Ludolph Oldendorff; Max Bernstein; Tractor; Weathersfield

Ship owner: Arnold Bernstein; Canada Steamship Lines; E. Oldendorf; Inter-American Steamship Co.; Montreal Trans. Co.

Ship builder: Swan & Hunter, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England

Engine builder: North Eastern Marine Engine Co.

Year ship built: 1903

Year engine built: 1903

Final disposition: Sunk by British aricraft, Egersund, Norway, October 9, 1944.


Canallers - small, usually foreign built ships able to pass through the limited size (260 ft.) of the Welland Canal locks.



b) Weathersfield

c) Max Bernstein (German)

d) Fordson I

e) Tractor

f) Ludolph Oldendorff


1) Montreal Trans. Co.

2) Inter-American Steamship Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (1917)

3) Canadian Maritime Co., Ltd. (1918)

4) E.J. Heinz (London), Ltd. (1921)

5) Arnold Bernstein, Hamburg, Germany (1924)

6) Egon Oldendorff, Lubeck, Germany (1937)

Registry number: c.114445

Hull number: 287

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter (Canaller)

Height: 20

Width: 42

Length: 247

Stroke length: 39

Gross tonnage: 1941

Net tonnage: 1129

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 21

Piston 2: 55

Piston 3: 58 in.

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