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Name: J A McKEE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/07/1908
Completed: 09/1908
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 798
Dimensions: 2158grt, 1375nrt, 248.0 x 43.1 x 22.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 175nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125442
History:
09/1908 Western SS Co Ltd (WJ Bassett), Newcastle & Collingwood, Ontario
1914 Algoma Central Steamship Co, Newcastle & Sault Ste Marie
1915 Algoma Central Terminals Ltd, Newcastle
1915 Algoma Steel Corporation Ltd, Newcastle
1917 Government of Canada - Min of Railways and Canals, Sault St Marie
1920 JA McKee Ltd (Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd)
1923 NM Paterson & Co Ltd, Fort William, Ontario
1926 Paterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William
1927 Renamed THORDOC
30/03/1940 Stranded
Comments: 09/11/1929: Ashore at Porphry Point, Lake Ontario
Subsequently refloated and repaired
30/03/1940: Stranded near Fourchu Light about 20 miles
south of Louisburg, Nova Scotia
On a voyage from Halifax to Louisburg in ballast.