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Name: DEMETERTON
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 26/01/1967
Completed: 05/1967
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 619
Dimensions: 14636grt, 7274nrt, 567.0 x 75.0 x 30.8ft; (1968: 16969grt, 647.0ft)
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 4cyl (760 x 2180mm), 9680bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 305448
History:
05/1967 Carlton SS Co Ltd & Cambay SS Co Ltd (Chapman & Willan Ltd), Newcastle
1973 The Cambay SS Co Ltd (Chapman & Willan Ltd), Newcastle
1974 Burnett Steamship Co Ltd (Burnett-Chapman Ship Management), Newcastle
1975 Carlton SS Co Ltd (Burnett-Chapman Ship Management), Toronto
1975 Renamed ST LAWRENCE NAVIGATOR
1975 Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd (JD Leitch), Toronto
1976 Leitch Transport Ltd, Toronto
1976 Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd (JD Leitch), Toronto
1979 Renamed CANADIAN NAVIGATOR
1981 Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd (JD Leitch), Toronto
2011 Algoma Central Corporation, Toronto; renamed ALGOMA NAVIGATOR
Comments: 1968: Lengthened to 647ft, then 16969grt
1979: Forebody replaced
Still in service 2012.


Above photo shows DEMETERTON in July 1966. Copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo as DEMETERTON courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as ST LAWRENCE NAVIGATOR copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as CANADIAN NAVIGATOR copyright of Marc Piche

Above photo as ALGOMA NAVIGATOR copyright of Marc Piche