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Name: MONTCALM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/05/1897
Completed: 08/1897
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 724
Dimensions: 7166grt, 5512nrt, 445.0 x 52.2 x 27.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 50.25 & 81.5 x 54ins), 793nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106869
History:
08/1897 African Steamship Co (Elder, Dempster Line, managers)
1903 Canadian Pacific Line
1916 British Royal Navy (Leyland Line, managers)
1917 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co became managers; renamed CRENELLA
10/1917 UK Shipping Controller became managers
1919 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co
19/10/1920 Velefa Shipping Co (W Runciman), London
1923 C Nielsen & Co; renamed REY ALFONSO
by 1925 HM Wrangell & Co, Haugesund
1927 Anglo-Norse Co, Tronsberg (H Borge, manager); renamed ANGLO-NORSE
1929 Falkland Whaling Co; renamed POLAR CHIEF
1941 Ministry of War Transport, British Government; renamed EMPIRE CHIEF
1945 Ministry of Transport, British Government
1946 Falkland Whaling Co; renamed POLAR CHIEF
29/04/1952 Broken up
Comments: 08/1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty
10/1914: Converted into a dummy of battleship HMS AUDACIOUS
1915: Used as a naval stores ship
1916: Converted to a tanker
26/11/1917:Torpedoed off Ireland but mad it to port
1923: Converted to a whaling depot ship
29/04/1952: Broken up at Dalmuir by WH Arnott, Young & Co


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox