canadian SS Thorold [+1940]
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nationality canadian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
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weight (tons) 1689  grt
dimensions 76.2 x 13.1 x 5.2 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 106  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 1187
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about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 22/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.10rank: 653
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
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[1]Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co. Ltd., Montreal
SS Thorold [+1940]
period 1933 ~ 1940
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[2]Ontario Transportation & Pulp Co., Montreal
SS Chicago Tribune
period 1922 ~ 1933
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[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 15/04/2006
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last update 01/01/2013
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About Owners
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co. Ltd., Montreal

In order to be assured of a steady source for its newsprint, the Chicago Tribune established a paper mill at Thorold, Ontario, on the Welland Canal, and for this purpose, the Ontario Paper Co. Ltd. was incorporated on February 29th, 1912. It soon became evident that a transportation department could reduce the costs of carrying pulpwood to the mill and on January 22, 1914, the Ontario Transportation & Pulp Co. was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ontario Paper. The name of this affiliate was changed in 1933 to the Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co. Ltd., Montreal

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 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.

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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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