Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1914

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


CITY DREDGE NO 2

Date Registered:
[ 1906/09/17 ] Official Number: [ 122214 ]
registerred anew

First Registration
Name: [ CITY DREDGE NO.2 ] Date: [ 1914/05/20 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 22/1906 ] Date Registered: [ 1906/09/17 ] Official Number: [ 122214 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Second Registration
Name: [ DREDGE NO.2 ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ THE POLSON IRON WORKS CO. LIMITED TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1906 ] Length: [ 90.50 ] Beam: [ 30.50 ] Gross: [ 278.53 ] Net: [ 233.53 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ BUTTED PLATES ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [ONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ SAILING ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ DREDGE ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1947/08/28 ] Reason Closed: [REGISTERED ANEW ON ACCOUNT OF MATERIAL ALTERATIONS IN DIMENSIONS AND TONNAGE ] Place Closed: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ]

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

CYCLONE

Date Registered: [ 1914/11/11 ] Official Number: [ 134451 ]
continued in book 5A, Fol.40

First Registration
Name: [ CYCLONE ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 29/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/11/11 ] Official Number: [ 134451 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LIMITED, TORONTO. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 170.00 ] Beam: [ 42.10 ] Gross: [ 1206.54 ] Net: [ 910.56 ]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [PLAIN] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [SUCTION DREDGE (SAILING)] Number of Masts: [NONE] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Remark: [CONTINUED IN BOOK 5A, FOL. 40 ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

GRENVILLE    Grenville's Story  

Date Registered:
Official Number: 134547, 1915. Mills List #2222. 1914.

Original Building Information:
Built by Polson Iron Works, Toronto 1914.

Owned by:
Dominion Government, Department of Marine and Fisheries.

Vessel Description:
155 x 31 x 11 Stranded in gale 06/12/24 Byng Inlet, expected to spend winter ashore. First vessel through Seaway locks 26/11/57. Steel buoy tender.

Closing Information
Crushed by ice 18/12/1968 Beauharnois Quebec. Scrapped 1969.

Source of Data
Mills List Update

HUDSON BAY No. 1

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/07 ] Official Number: [ 134248 ]
washed up on shore

First Registration
Name: [ HUDSON BAY NO. 1 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 14/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/07 ] Official Number: [ 134248 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 122.00 ] Beam: [ 21.56 ] Gross: [ 267.80 ] Net: [ 128.67]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL ANGLES ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ NONE]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS CO. LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Horsepower: [ 19.40 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P.]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ SCOTCH TYPE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Date: [1914 ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1941/05/19 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1923 ] Reason Closed: [WASHED UP ON SHORE ] Place Closed: [PORT NELSON, Remark: [RESTORED TO REGISTRY THIS 21ST DAY OF MAY 1939 ON ACCOUNT OF INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM REGISTERED OWNERS BEING IN ERROR. (NOTE: ORIGINAL CLOSURE STATES VESSEL "FOUNDERED IN HUDSON BAY IN 1933".)]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

HUDSON BAY TERMINALS LIGHTER NO. 2

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/07 ] Official Number: [ 134249 ]
dismantled

First Registration
Name: [ HUDSON BAY NO. 2 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [15/1914] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/07 ] Official Number: [ 134249 ] First Registration: [ YES]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS CO. LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 122.00 ] Beam: [ 21.56 ] Gross: [ 267.80 ] Net: [128.67]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [1914] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS CO. LTD., TORONTO, ONTARIO ] Horsepower: [19.40] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ SCOTCH TYPE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Date: [1914 ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1941/05/19 ] Reason Closed: [DISMANTLED ] Place Closed: CHURCHILL, MANITOBA, CANADA] Remark: [(NOTE: PROPER NAME FOR VESSEL IS "HUDSON BAY TERMINALS LIGHTER NO.2".) ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

HUDSON BAY TERMINALS LIGHTER NO.3

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/29 ] Official Number: [ 134441 ]
foundered

First Registration
Name: [ HUDSON BAY NO. 3 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [18/1914] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/29 ] Official Number: [ 134441 ]

First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LTD., TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 122.00 ] Beam: [ 21.56 ] Gross: [ 267.80 ] Net: [128.67]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL ANGLES] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [TWO] Type of Rig: [NONE]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ FORE & AFT COMPOUND ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WORKS LTD., TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 19.40 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P.]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ SCOTCH TYPE, STEEL ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Date: 1914]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1934/07/12 ] Date of Reason Closed: [1933/10/13 ] Reason Closed: [FOUNDERED ] Place Closed: [ HUDSON BAY, Remark: [(NOTE: PROPER VESSEL NAME IS "HUDSON BAY TERMINALS LIGHTER NO.3".)]
Source of Data

N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

KEEGO

Registration: [ 3/1914 ] Official Number: [ 126411 ]
cancelled

First Registration
Name: [ KEEGO ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 3/1914 ] Official Number: [ 126411 ] First Registration: [ NO ]

Second Registration
Location: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registration: [ 8/1909 ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WKS, LTD. TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1905 ]

Vessel Description
Propulsion: [ GASOLINE SCREW ]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ 4 CYLINDER GASOLINE ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1909 ] Built by: [BUFFALO GASOLINE ENGINE CO., BUFFALO, U.S.A. ] Horsepower: [ 24.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1914/12/07 ] Reason Closed: [CANCELLED ] Remark: [SEE FOLIO 29, SAME BOOK. ]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

KUSKANOOK

Registration: Mills List #3002

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WKS, LTD. TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1905 ]

Owned by
Canadian Pacific Railway. Built by Canadian Pacific Railway, Nelson B.C. Fabricated: Polson Iron Works, Toronto.

Engine
by Polson Iron Works, (2) 22 x 96

Vessel Description:
Ferry. Licensed for 450 passengers.

Closing Information
Wrecked 05/12/07 15 miles from Nelson, 1 killed. Explosion aboard 13/07/25, 1 killed

Source of Data
Mills List update

Q.H.C. NO.51

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134442 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ Q.H.C. NO. 51 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 19/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134442 ] First Registration: [YES]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 108.00 ] Beam: [ 28.00 ] Gross: [ 241.23 ] Net: [ 241.23 ]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ STEEL LAPPED ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ DUMP SCOW (SAILING) ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1915/07/17 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

Q.H.C. NO.52

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134443 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ Q.H.C. NO. 52 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 20/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134443 ] First Registration: [YES]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LTD., TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [1914] Length: [ 108.00 ] Beam: [ 28.00 ] Gross: [ 241.23 ] Net: [241.23]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ DUMP SCOW (SAILING) ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1915/07/17 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

Q.H.C. NO.53

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134444 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ Q.H.C. NO. 53 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 21/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134444 ] First Registration: [YES]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 108.00 ] Beam: [ 28.00 ] Gross: [ 241.23 ] Net: [241.23]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ DUMP SCOW (SAILING) ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1915/07/17 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

Q.H.C. NO. 54

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134445 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ Q.H.C. NO. 54 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 22/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134445 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD., TORONTO, ONT. ] Built At: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 144.00 ] Beam: [ 31.00 ] Gross: [ 434.28 ] Net: [434.28]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ DUMP SCOW (SAILING) ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1915/07/17 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B

Q.H.C. NO. 55

Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134446 ]
transferred

First Registration
Name: [ Q.H.C. NO. 55 ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 23/1914 ] Date Registered: [ 1914/07/30 ] Official Number: [ 134446 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WKS. LTD., TORONTO, ONT ] Built At: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA] Date Built: [ 1914 ] Length: [ 144.00 ] Beam: [ 31.00 ] Gross: [ 434.28 ] Net: [434.28]

Vessel Description
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED STEEL ] Stern: [SQUARE ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [STEEL] Propulsion: [ DUMP SCOW (SAILING) ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [NONE]

Closing Information
Date of Reason Closed: [1915/07/17 ] Reason Closed: [TRANSFERRED ] Place Closed: [QUEBEC, QUEBEC, CANADA]

Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-7635, VOL. 485B