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Name: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Type: Ro-Ro Rail Ferry
Launched: 05/10/1914
Completed: 04/1915
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 868
Dimensions: 2795grt, 1110nrt, 285.3 x 52.2 x 21.3ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23.5, 37.5, 60 x 39ins) aft & T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 36ins) fwd, 1014nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws aft; 1 x Screw fwd, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 134206
History:
04/1915 Government of Canada (Dept of Railways & Canals), Charlottetown
No later history known
Comments: For the Northumberland Strait crossing between Prince Edward Island & the mainland
Designed to carry rail and other transport and also act as an icebreaker
1971: Converted into a dumb dredging plant
1996: Still existing at Toronto


Photo courtesy of The Engineer