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

Other name(s): Ashford; Chris M

Ship owner: British Ministry of Transport; Empire Sandy, Ltd.; Great Lakes Paper Co.; Risdon, Beazley, Ltd.

Ship builder: Clelands, Ltd., Willington Quay on Tyne, England

Engine builder: Walker Brothers, Wigan, United Kingdom

Year ship built: 1943


Log raft towing in Lake Superior.


b) Ashford (c. 1951)

c) Chris M.

d) Empire Sandy


1) British Ministry of Transport, London, England

2) Risdon, Beazley, Ltd., Newcastle, England

3) Great Lakes Paper Co., Fort William, Ontario

4) Empire Sandy, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

Registry number: BR. 169167

Hull number: 66

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 15.3 ft.

Width: 30.1 ft.

Length: 136 ft.

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 479

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 16.5 in.

Piston 2: 27 in.

Piston 3: 46 in.

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