canadian SS S.M. Douglas (+1985)
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nationality canadian
purpose transport
type dredger (ex-passenger ship)
propulsion steam
date built 1897
live live
weight (tons) 629  grt
dimensions 51 x 12.7 x 2.5 m
material iron
engine Originally Vertical Beam (Walking Beam) engine driving two sidewheels. Finally a steam engine, single shaft, 1 screw
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 00/00/1985  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
White W.C., Deseronto
last owner
[1]Simpson Sand Co. Ltd., Brockville
SS S.M. Douglas (+1985)
period 1950 ~ 1985
prev. owners
[2]Canada Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal
SS White Star
period 1920 ~ 1950
[3]Cartier A., Montreal
SS White Star
period 1916 ~ 1920
[4]St. Lawrence Canadian Navigation Co. Ltd., Montreal
SS White Star
period 1909 ~ 1916
[5]Reid R. G. - Reid Newfoundland - Alphabet Fleet - Robert Gillespie Reid, Montreal
SS White Star
period 1905 ~ 1909
[6]Paterson Steamships Ltd.
SS White Star
period 1903 ~ 1905
[7]Oakville Navigation Co.
SS White Star
period 1866 ~ 1903
about the wreck
status in good state
depth (m.) 33.5 max. / -- min. (m)
position on seabed upright
protected yes
war grave
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entered 17/08/2012
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last update 03/08/2014
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Gothro Phil17/08/2012The iron hulled 165 ft long steamer S. M. Douglas (formally the White Star) was built in 1897 for the Oakville Navigation company for use as passenger steamer. During the summer of 1903 while refitting the White star burned and was declared a total loss and abandoned until 1905 when she was bought by the St. Lawrence and Ontario Navigation Company and rebuilt for service in Cornwall as a day boat.In 1926 she caught fire and the then sold to John Solwards who rebuilt her as a coal barge.

In use for 13 years and then abandoned. In 1949 the ship remains were purchased by the Simpson Sand Company and rebuilt into a sand sucker and renamed the SM Douglas. Abandoned in 1973 in Brockville and then in 1977 she was moved to Kingston to be used as a breakwall. In 1985 the ship was removed ands to wed out of Kingston harbour and scuttled.
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