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

Other name(s): Basingcreek; Coastal Creek; Creek Transport; Empire Tadpole; Ile de Montreal; Rosemount; Willowbranch

Ship owner: Basingwells Steamship Co.; British Ministry of Transport; Canada Steamship Lines; Coastalake Tankers; Hall Corp. of Canada; Marine Industries, Ltd.; McNamara & Porter; Merchants-Mutual Line

Ship builder: Sunderland Ship Building Co., Sunderland, England

Engine builder: Northeastern Marine Engine Co.

Engine re-builder: Fairbanks, Morse & Co.

Year ship built: 1910

Year engine built: 1910

Location engine built: Great Britain, Durham, Sunderland


Converted to diesel tanker in 1940 and its new engines were Fairbanks-Morse opposed piston diesel, 6 cylinder, 16 in. diameter with 20 in. stroke.



b) Rosemount

c) Willowbranch

d) Empire Tadpole

e) Basingcreek

f) Coastal Creek

g) Creek Transport (1968)

h) Ile de Montreal (1972)

Owners: 1) Merchants-Mutual Line

2) Canada Steamship Lines

3) Marine Industries

4) British Ministry of Transport

5) Basingwells Steamship Co.

6) Coastalake Tankers

7) Hall Corp. (1968)

8) McNamara Corp Ltd.

Registry number: C. 123965

Hull number: 256

Vessel type: Freighter; Tanker

Height: 17.4

Width: 42.7

Length: 250.2

Stroke length: 33

Gross tonnage: 1752

Net tonnage: 1029

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel; Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17

Piston 2: 28

Piston 3: 46

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