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Name: NORTHUMBERLAND
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 12/03/1891
Completed: 05/1891
Builder: Wigham, Richardson & Co Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 261
Dimensions: 1255grt, 542nrt, 220.0 x 33.1 x 20.4ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (17.5, 27.5 & 46 x 33ins), 243nhp
Engines by: Wigham, Richardson & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96937
History:
05/1891 Charlottetown Steam Navigation, Charlottetown, Canada
1916 Government of Canada, Charlottetown
1920 Niagra St Catharines & Toronto Navigation Co Ltd, Charlottetown
1948 Canadian National Railways, Charlottetown
09/1949 Broken up
Comments: 1920: Extensively refurbished by Toronto Dry Dock Co
02/06/1949: Caught fire at Port Dalhousie & completely gutted
09/1949: Deemed uneconomical to repair & broken up by Port Weller Dry Docks


Above photo is courtesy of Richard Cox