Polson Iron Works Ships Built 1912

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.
If you know anything that we don't, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
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Ship Builds


G.R. GEARY  G.R. Geary's Story  

Date Registered:
[ 1912/05/11 ] Official Number: [ 130313 ]
scrapped

First Registration
Name: [ G.R. GEARY ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 1/1912 ] Date Registered: [ 1912/05/11 ] Official Number: [ 130313 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WKS. LTD. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1912 ] Length: [ 62.40 ] Beam: [ 17.00 ] Gross: [ 199.09 ] Net: [ 135.39 ]

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ IN AND OUT ] Stern: [ELLIPTICAL ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ STRAIGHT ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ STEAM SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ TWO ] Type of Rig: [ FORE & AFT ]

Remeasuring Information
Reason: [ ERRONEOUS MEASUREMENT ] Date: [ 1932/10/26 ] Length: [ 66.50 ] Beam: [ 17.00 ] Gross: [ 67.46 ] Net: [ 42.59 ]

First Engine
Type of Engine: [ STEAM NON CONDENSING ] Number of Engines: [ONE ] Date Built: [ 1912 ] Built by: [POLSON IRON WKS. LTD. TORONTO ] Horsepower: [ 8.53 ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. ]

Boiler Information
Type of Boiler: [ SCOTCH CYL. MARINE ] Number of Boilers: [ONE ] Built by: [THE JOHN INGLIS CO LTD. TORONTO ] Date: [1933 ]

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1973/11/23 ] Reason Closed: [SCRAPPED ]

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

KWASIND

Date Registered:
[ 1912/06/27 ] Official Number: [ 130318 ]. Mills List #3003
none given

First Registration
Name: [ KWASIND ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 10/1912 ] Date Registered: [ 1912/06/27 ] Official Number: [ 130318 ] First Registration: [ YES ]

Original Building Information:
Ferry. Built By: [ POLSON IRON WKS. LTD. TORONTO ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [ 1912 ] Length: [ 71.00 ] Beam: [ 15.00 ] 6. Gross: [ 46.96 ] Net: [ 31.94 ] for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

Vessel Description:
Deck: [ ONE ] Type: [ LAPPED PLATE ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ STEEL ] Propulsion: [ MOTOR SCREW ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]

First Engine:
Type of Engine: [ DIESEL ] Number of Engines: [1 ] Date Built: [ 1946 ] Built by: [CATERPILLAR TRACTOR CO. PEORIS, ILL. U.S.A. ] Horsepower: [ 3.00[N] 115.00[B] ] Unit Horsepower: [N.H.P. & B.H.P. ]. 7 - 14 x 8

Closing Information
Remark: [(NOTE: ORIGINAL ENGINE WAS "ONE FORE & AT COMPOUND"; "1912"; BUILT BY "POLSON IRON WORKS LTD. TORONTO"; "8.16 N.H.P.") ]. Still in use (2009).

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

MNCO No 6 DRILL SCOW

Date Registered:
[ 1912/10/16 ] Official Number: [ 131086 ]
sunk

First Registration
Name: [ MNCO NO 6 DRILL SCOW ] Location: [TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 21/1912 ] Date Registered: [ 1912/10/16 ] Official Number: [ 131086 ]

Second Registration
Name: [ J.E. RUSSELLS DRILL BOAT ]

Original Building Information:
Built By: [ POLSON IRON WORKS, LTD. ] Built At: [ TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA ] Date Built: [1912] Length: [ 80.00 ] Beam: [ 30.00 ] Gross: [ 288.80 ] Net: [ 288.80 ]

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

Closing Information
Date Registration Closed: [ 1972/07/31 ] Reason Closed: [SUNK ]

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

BATCHAWANA



Batchawana Story

Date Registered:
1912 Official Number: [ 131134 ]

Vessel Description
Tug

Source of Data
The Ontario Gazette, #4024, December 2007

Hamilton Spectator article, January 18, 2008