Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1917

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


MESSINES

Official Number: 140924, Mills List #3663

Original Building Information
130 x 24 x 14, minesweeper. 320 gross tons

Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] and launched 16/06/1917.

Vessel Description
Minesweeper, launched June 16, 1917; later Lightship No. 3.

Engine 18 - 38 x 24 by builder.

Date Built: [ 1917 ] Length: [ 94.00 ] Beam: [ 12.00 ] Gross: [ 59.82 ] Net: [ 37.54 ]

Owned by Dominion Government, Canadian Naval Service.

Closing Information
Scrapped in 1962.

ST. ELOI

Official Number
140925. Mills List #4870.

Description:
130 x 24 x 14. 320 gross tons. Steel minesweeper. Later became Lightship No. 20.

Built By:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto, and launched August 2, 1917.

Engine 18 - 38 x 24 by builder.

Owned by Dominion Government. Scrapped 1962.

ST. JULIEN

Official Number
140926. Mills List #4912.

Description:
130 x 24 x 14. 320 gross tons. Steel minesweeper.
Later became Lightship No. 22, then Commercial Centennial

Built By:
Polson Iron Works, Toronto, and launched June 16, 1917.

Engine 18 - 38 x 24 by builder.

Owned by
Dominion Government.
J. B. rintoul, Sault Ste. Marie 1955
L. & G. Gay, Sault Ste. Marie 1958
Belco Timber Co., Sault Ste. Marie 1959

Closing Information
Abandoned 1960.

VIMY

Official Number
140927. Mills List #5697.

Description
130 x 24 x 10. 320 gross tons. Launched June 16, 1917. Steel minesweeper.

Engine
built by Polson Iron Works

Owned by
Dominion Government

YPRES

Official Number
140923. Mills List #6003.

Description
130 x 24 x 14. 320 gross tons. Launched June 16, 1917. Steel minesweeper.

Engine
built by Polson Iron Works

Owned by
Dominion Government, Canadian Naval Service

Closing Information
Sank in collision, 1940