Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1902

These are the ships built by Polson Iron Works in this year.
The sources of information for each ship (National Archives of Canada, N.A.C., Mills List, etc.),
are listed, along with other information, specifications, engine information and
links to a ship's 'Story,' if we have it.
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Ship Builds


KATE

Date Registered:
[ 1902/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 112175 ]
presumed to be out of existence

First Registration
Name: [ KATE ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 16/1902 ] Date Registered: [ 1902/06/03 ] Official Number: [ 112175 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONT ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1902 ] Length: [ 63.00 ] Beam: [ 9.30 ] Gross: [ 22.41 ] Net: [ 15.24 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ELLIPTIC ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL FRAME, WOOD PLANKING, MOTOR LAUNCH ] Propulsion: [ MOTOR SINGLE SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NOT ]

First Rebuilding Data
Rebuilt By: [ ROBERT W. STARRALT ] Location: [ HUDSON, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date: [ 1930 ] Length: [ 56.00 ] Beam: [ 9.00 ] Gross: [ 24.75 ] Net: [ 21.85 ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ DIESEL ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1930 ] Built by: [FAIRBANKS - MORSE BELOIT WIS. ] Horsepower: [ 7.20 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1969/12/09 ] Reason Closed: [PRESUMED TO BE OUT OF EXISTENCE - REGISTRY NOTED ] Remark: [(NOTE: FORMER ENGINE PARTICULARS ARE "FORE & AFT COMPOUND", "1902", "POLSON IRON WORKS, TORONTO", "4.16" AND "NOMINAL".) ]

Source of Data
RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484

ESPANOLA

Date Registered:
[ 1902/06/20 ] Official Number: [ 112176 ]
no longer in commission

First Registration
Name: [ ESPANOLA ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 17/1902 ] Date Registered: [ 1902/06/20 ] Official Number: [ 112176 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1897 ] Length: [ 36.00 ] Beam: [ 9.00 ] Gross: [ 7.40 ] Net: [ 5.04 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ NONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ HIGH PRESSURE ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1897 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 0.53 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1927/12/05 ] Reason Closed: [NO LONGER IN COMMISSION AND OF NO FURTHER USE ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484

INENEW

Date Registered:
[ 1902/07/28 ] Official Number: [ 112179 ]. Mills List #2523
broken up

First Registration
Name: [ INENEW ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 20/1902 ] Date Registered: [ 1902/07/28 ] Official Number: [ 112179 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRONS WKS. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [1902] Length: [ 86.50 ] Beam: [ 18.00 ] Gross: [ 108.91 ] Net: [ 45.67 ]. 87 x 18 x 8

Vessel Description:
Barge. Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NIL ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM & SAIL SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ STEAM & SAIL ], barge

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1902 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ONTARIO ] Horsepower: [ 12.90 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]. 8 - 18 x 12

Owned by
Hudson’s Bay Co. Steam barge on Hudson Bay.

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1932/03/21 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1930 ] Reason Closed: [BROKEN UP ]. "Reported to be of no further use" 1923.

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484, Mills List #2523.

SIR WILFRID (P.W.D. 117) P.W.D. 117's Story

Date Registered:
[ 1902/09/10 ] Official Number: [ 112186 ]
registered anew

First Registration
Name: [ SIR WILFRID ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 27/1902 ] Date Registered: [ 1902/09/10 ] Official Number: [ 112186 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1902 ] Length: [ 96.00 ] Beam: [ 36.80 ] Gross: [ 399.23 ] Net: [ 314.96 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ COMPOSITE CARVEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ SAILING TOWER ]. Steel dredge.

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ HIGH PRESSURE ] Number of Engines: [TWO ] Date Built: [ 1902 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 17.03 ] Unit Horsepower: [NOMINAL ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1909/01/22 ] Reason Closed: [REGISTERED ANEW ON A/C OF MATERIAL ALTERATIONS IN DIMENSIONS & TONNAGE ] Place Closed: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ]
Renamed and re-registered 1909 as P.W.D.117. Sank 1952.

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 484