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Canadian Government Merchant Marine CGMM, Montreal 1918-1928

Early in 1918 there was a serious depletion of world shipping and the Dominion Government decided there was an imperative need for Canada to create, own and operate a strong merchant marine of her own. Consequently under Government appropriations orders were placed with fourteen shipbuilding firms in Canada for the construction of a fleet of sixty three cargo vessels representing six standard types having a deadweight of 380,736 tons. In addition three vessels having a deadweight of 10,476 tons were transferred by the Department of Railways and Canals making a total of sixty six vessels with a total deadweight of 391,212 tons. The Canadian Government Merchant Marine Limited was incorporated under Dominion Letters Patent issued 30 December 1918 and handed the vessels over to the company for operation.
The three vessels transferred from the Department of Railways and Canals were the Sheba, Thomas J. Dummond and J.A. McKee.

It would be operated by the newly formed Canadian National Railway. The CANADIAN VOYAGEUR was the first ship to be delivered in 1919 from Canadian Vickers.
Each vessel on completion was sold to a separate holding company with the same name as the vessel, e.g. Canadian Voyager, Limited. The stock of these companies were turned over by the Government to Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited in return for an equivalent amount of its stock. The vessels were delivered between 22 February 1919 and 29 January 1922 with the first sailing on a commercial voyage on 27 February 1919.
Shortly after forming the CGMM regular schedules were set up to Great Britain, West Indies, Australia, South America and the Canadian home trade.
During the years 1919 and 1920, regular sailings were established to the United Kingdom, South America, the West Indies, as well as other sailings to French ports, and in the Newfoundland coastal trade. During these two years there were substantial operating profits excluding interest and depreciation charges.

Their peacetime role was limited. Designed as general purpose cargo ships, they included a mixture of design variations and fully half fell below 5,100 tonnes dead weight (dwt). They were also slow and coal-fired, and few could carry passengers. They were not economical to run.

Sailings to South American ports commenced in 1919 but were discontinued in 1921 owing to the falling off in cargoes. In 1929, at the request of the Department of Trade sailings to South American were resumed with an annual subsidy of 20,000 for guaranteed monthly sailings, but owing to lack of homeward cargoes the service was discontinued early in 1933. The Intercoastal Service, which was commenced in 1924 to develop the British Columbia lumber business in eastern Canada was discontinued at the end of 1932, as the principal supporter had decided to go into steamship operation and there was not sufficient business from other shippers to warrant continuing the service. The service to the United Kingdom from Atlantic ports was maintained till 1929 when it became impossible to operate this service with the obsolete ships at the Company's disposal in competition with up-to-date ships then being operated by other steamship companies. The Pacific Coast Service to California was maintained until 1929, when, paper shippers having made other arrangements, the service had to be discontinued. The Pacific Coast Service to Australia, the Orient and India was commenced in 1920, in order to promote the British Columbia lumber business, but was forced to discontinue some time afterwards because of the low rates on outward cargoes and the lack of homeward cargoes. The service from Eastern Canada with the ten largest ships to Australia and New Zealand was maintained until 1936 when, because of heavy losses and the increasing obsolescence of the ships, an arrangement was made with three British shipping companies (New Zealand Shipping Company, Port Line and Ellerman & Bucknall ) to purchase the 10 ships and take over the service. This transaction liquidated the affairs of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited and the company became inactive.

There was one notable exception. In 1920, the Canadian government sponsored a steamship service for passengers and cargo between Canada and the West Indies. Initially CGMM ships were used, but they proved unsatisfactory and five new combination passenger/cargo liners were ordered. Built in Britain, these white ships became famous as the “Lady Boats” (they had been named after the wives of famous British admirals) and, in 1928, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited was formed to operate them.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and Ted Finch for their assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

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Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Canadian Adventurer 1919 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1925 sold to Canada Cuba Line, Montreal renamed Emperor of Port McNicoll, 1926 Canadian Pacific Rly, Victoria, BC renamed Nootka, 1950 Cia de Nav y Comercio Amazonas, Lima renamed Iquitos, 1960 scrapped Peru. 2,069
Canadian Aviator 1919 built by Wallace Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 transferred to Canadian National Steamships renamed Cavelier, 1946 sold to Ming Sung Industrial Co., Shanghai, China renamed Nan Hai., 1949 sold to Pacific SS Co, Shanghai, 1950 sold to Cia Transporte Oriental, Panama renamed La Chorerra, 1952 scrapped Hong Kong. 3,663
Canadian Beaver 1920 built by Collingwood SB Co., Kingston, Ont. | 1928 management transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1933 sold to W. E. Redfearn, Montreal, 1934 SS Beaver Ltd, Montreal, 1934 G. L. Shaw, Vancouver renamed Shinai, 12th December 1941 seized by Japan renamed Shinai Maru, 16th February 1944 bombed and sunk in Tioro Strait, Celebes. 2,410
Canadian Britisher 1921 built by Prince Rupert Dry Dock & Repair Co., Prince Rupert, B.C.| 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ), 1936 sold renamed Ping An, 1938 sold to Amakasu Sangyo Kisen KK, Japan renamed Heian Maru, 13th November 1944 sunk by American aircraft. 5,346
Canadian Carrier 1920 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1928 management transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1929 renamed Champlain, 1932 reverted to Canadian Carrier, 1934 sold to Canada Caribbean SS Co., Montreal, 1934 Valdemar Skogland, Haugesund, Norway renamed Carrier, 1935 Chin Kee S.N. Co., Chefoo renamed Kwen Lee, 1941 Japanese Government renamed Konri Maru, 1st July 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS HADDO off Korea. 3,101
Canadian Challenger 1921 built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Levis, P.Q. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ) service, 1939 sold to Ernels Shipping Co., London (Counties Ship Management) renamed Barn Hill, 20th March 1940 bombed and sunk by German airplanes near Beachy Head. 5,439
Canadian Coaster 1921 built by Collingwood Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Collingwood | 1928 management transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1929 renamed Champlain, 1930 sold to Kingsley Navigation Co., Vancouver renamed Kingsley, 1943 Murray, Simonson & Co., Rio de Janeiro, 1944 Antonio Lartigau Seabra, Rio de Janeiro renamed Silvestre, 1950 Transmaritima Comercial, Rio de Janeiro, renamed Santa Lucia, 1966 scrapped Santos. 2,422
Canadian Commander 1921 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1932 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples renamed Gioacchino Lauro, 1940 seized at West Hartlepool by the British renamed Empire Engineer, 4th February 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.123 while in convoy SC20 and lost with whole crew. 5,345
Canadian Conqueror 1920 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ), 1938 sold to Imprese Navigazione Commerciale Societa Anonima (INCSA), Italy renamed Ada, 1942 chartered to Japan, 1942 renamed Ataka Maru, 23rd August 1943 torpedoed and sunk by American submarine USS PADDLE. 5,248
Canadian Constructor 1922 built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ) service, 1939 sold to Ernels Shipping Co., London (Counties Ship Management) renamed Argos Hill, 7th August 1945 burnt out and later scrapped. 7,178
Canadian Cruiser 1921 built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ) service, 21st February 1941 sunk by German warship ADMIRAL SCHEER. 7,178
Canadian Engineer 1921 built by Dominion SB & Repair Co., Toronto | 1925 N. M. Paterson & Co., Fort William renamed Donald E. McKay, 1926 renamed Newbrundoc, 1927 Northern SS Co., Newcastle renamed Ashington, 1931 Erling SS Co., Helsingfors, Finland renamed Erling, 1933 Matteo Scuderi, Catania renamed Salvatore, 1943 German Government renamed Sabine, 1st June 1944 sunk by British air attack in Aegean Sea. 2,281
Canadian Explorer 1921 built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples renamed Achille Lauro, 1943 Under German control, April 1945 scuttled as blockship at Genoa. 5,209
Canadian Exporter 1919 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 31st July 1921 wrecked in Shoalwater Bay, Washington, on voyage from Vancouver & Portland to Orient. 5,498
Canadian Farmer 1919 built by Collingwood SB Co., Collingwood, Ont. | 1928 management transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1932 sold to W. E. Redfearn, Montreal, 1934 sold to U. F. Andersson, Nystad, Finland renamed Wester, 1935 G. L. Shaw, Shanghai renamed Shinkuang, 6th April 1942 sunk by Japanese warships in Bay of Bengal.. 2,410
Canadian Fisher 1921 built by Tidewater Shipbuilders, Three Rivers, P.Q. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 sold to Compania Naviera Amaya Socieda Anonima, Bilbao, Spain renamed Manu, 1937 renamed Marion, 1938 renamed Manu, 1976 scrapped Cartagena. 3,267
Canadian Forester 1921 built by Tidewater Shipbuilders, Three Rivers, P.Q. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 sold to Compania Naviera Amaya Socieda Anonima, Bilbao, Spain renamed Josina, 1947 Naviera Bilbaina, Bilbao, 1965 Cia de Nav. Vasco-Asturiana, Aviles, 1973 Ignacio Vega Leguina, Bilbao renamed Parayas, 1990 deleted from Lloyds Register. 3,314
Canadian Freighter 1921 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1927 renamed Canadian Pathfinder, 1932 transferred to Canadian National Steamships renamed Chomedy, 1947 Cia de Nav. Phoenix, Panama renamed Chispa, 1951 Nippon Kisen KK, Kobe renamed Yoko Maru, 1955 converted to crab cannery, 1965 scrapped Hirao. 6,136
Canadian Gunner 1919 built by Collingwood SB Co., Collingwood, Ont. | 1928 Canadian National SS Co. 1927 sold to Canada Atlantic Transit Co., Montreal renamed Canatco, 24th August 1942 ashore at Gannet Rock (53.56N 56.25W) on voyage Montreal – Hamilton Inlet, Labrador. 2,415
Canadian Harvester 1920 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1926 Canada Atlantic Transit Co., Montreal renamed Dalwarnic, 1946 Elton Trading Co., Panama, 1948 sold to Turkey renamed Selcuk, 1967 scrapped Turkey. 2,394
Canadian Highlander 1921 built by Wallace Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Vancouver | 1928 managed Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1936 sold to the Montreal, Australia, New Zealand (MANZ) Line Ltd, Vancouver, 1939 sold to the St. Quentin Shipping Co., Newport, Mon and renamed St. Lindsay, 14.6.1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.751 at approx. 51.00N 30.00W while en route Glasgow to Trinidad and Buenos Aires, all hands were lost. 5,370
Canadian Hunter 1920 built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Levis, P.Q. | 1929 transferred to Canadian National Steamships renamed Cathcart, 1946 sold to China renamed Tung Hai, 1947 renamed Po Hai, 1950 Cia Transporte Oriental, Panama renamed La Campana, 1953 Wallem & Co., Panama renamed Jagjanani, 1955 renamed Diana, 1964 Doreen SS Corp., Panama, 1967 scrapped Hong Kong. 3,708
Canadian Importer 1920 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold renamed Brightstar, 1936 sold renamed Chao Sing, 1938 sold to Yamasita Kisen KK, Japan renamed Yamahuzi Maru, 20th October 1942 torpedoed and sunk by American submarine USS FINNBACK. 5,360
Canadian Inventor 1920 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Dairen Kisen KK, Dairen renamed Sekiho Maru. 13th November 1944 sunk by U.S air attack in Manila Bay. 5,497
Canadian Leader 1921 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ), 1936 sold to Fan Shien Ho, Tsingtao renamed Ta An, 1938 sold to Amakasu Sangyo Kisen KK, Japan renamed Taian Maru, 1949 sold same name, 1950 allocated to Republik Indonesia Serikat, 1951 renamed Mawar, 1951 scrapped. 5,411
Canadian Logger 1921 built by Midland SB Co., Midland, Ont. | 1924 Wilson & Reed Ltd, Montreal renamed Torhamvan, 29th October 1926 wrecked at Ferryland, NF. 2,429
Canadian Mariner 1920 built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd, Halifax, N.S. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Dairen Kisen KK, Dairen renamed Choyo Maru, 1938 Tyoyo Maru, 28th Dec.1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS Kingfish off Taiwan 5,384
Canadian Miller 1919 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to A. S. Onasiss Piraeus renamed Onassi Socratis, 1939 sold to Soc. Maritime Miraflores, Panama renamed Miraflores, 1941 sold to Okada Gumi KK, Osaka renamed Enju Maru, 4th August 1944 sunk in U.S. air attack in 27.40N 141.48E. 5,439
Canadian Miner 1919 built by Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co., New Glasgow | 1925 sold to Skibs A/S William Hansens Rederi, Norway renamed Thyra, 27th May 1941 collided with the British escort HMS LEAMINGTON and sunk, 4 lives lost. 1,655
Canadian Navigator 1919 built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal | 17th February 1925 abandoned on fire after cargo explosion at Barbados. 3,099
Canadian Observer 1920 built by Collingwood SB Co. Collingwood, Ont. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 sold to Kingsley Navigation Co., Vancouver renamed Rosebank, 1946 sold to A.B. Wanander, Stockholm, 1948 Bengal Burma S.N. Co., Bombay, 1949 Bombay S.N. Co., Bombay, 1953 Scindia S.N. Co., Bombay, 1955 Scrapped Bombay. 2,410
Canadian Otter 1920 built by British American SB Co., Welland, Ont. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 renamed Chomedy, 1932 reverted to Canadian Otter, 1934 sold to Canada Caribbean SS Co., Montreal, 1934 Valdemar Skogland, Haugesund, Norway renamed Otter, 1935 Chang Chung Yu, Chefoo renamed Foo King, 1938 Nishin Kaiun Shokai KK, Kobe renamed Fukoku Maru, 12th June 1944 sunk by U.S. air attack. 3,097
Canadian Pathfinder (1) 1921 built by Dominion SB & Repair Co., Toronto | 1925 N. M. Paterson & Co., Fort William, Ont. renamed Norman M. Paterson, 1926 renamed Novadoc, 1927 Holmwood SS Co., West Hartlepool renamed Holmewood, 1933 Continental Indies Shipping Co., Bridgetown, Barbados, 1934 Maholt Marine Investment Corp, NY renamed Mathiasen Trader, 1934 Margaret SS Co., Barbados renamed Holmewood, 1936 A / B Arafart, Stockholm renamed Ara, 8th April 1942 mined and sunk near Borkum. 2,374
Canadian Pathfinder (2)   see Canadian Freighter.  
Canadian Pioneer 1919 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1934 sold to D/S A/S Notos, Haugesund, Norway renamed Zephyros, 1936 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples renamed Rapido, 15th June 1944 struck mine off Grado and sunk. 5,363
Canadian Planter 1920 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 sold to Montreal, Australia, New Zealand Line Ltd (MANZ Line Ltd), Montreal, later that year sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Boka for Zetska Plovidba Ackionarsko Drustvo, Kotor, 1940 registered in Panama for Cia Centroamericana de Nav. Ltda, 20th September 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.138. 5,560
Canadian Prospector 1920 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1934 sold to Maritime Navigation Co., Montreal renamed Prospector, 1935 sold renamed Mitwo, 1938 sold to T.B. Torgersen, Oslo renamed Sheng Hwa, 7th December 1941 seized by Japanese, 1942 renamed Kazan Maru, 25th January 1946 scuttled in Malacca Strait. 5,492
Canadian Raider 1920 built by Wallace Shipyards, North Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 sold renamed Tenax, 1930 sold renamed Mari Dolores, 1934 sold Spain renamed Antonio de Satrustegui, 1976 scrapped. 3,289
Canadian Rancher 1920 built by Tidewater Shipbuilders Ltd, Three Rivers, P.Q. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1930 sold to Cia Naviera Amaya, Bilbao renamed Santurce., 1937 Phoenix Shipping Co., London renamed Widestone, 1939 Turnball, Scott & Co., London, 17th November 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.184 in 54.30N 37.10W. 3,551
Canadian Ranger 1919 built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1932 sold to Dominion Shipping Co., Vancouver, 1933 resold to Japan and scrapped. 5,752
Canadian Recruit 1919 built by Collingwood Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Collingwood | 18th August 1921 sunk in collision with s/s MASKINONGE near Quebec. 2,409
Canadian Rover 1920 built by Collingwood Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Collingwood | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 sold to Coastwise Steamship & Barge Co., Vancouver renamed Bornite, 1937 Ding Yao Dung, Chefoo renamed Tung Sheng, 1938 Okada Gumi KK, Osaka renamed.Tosei Maru, 1st October 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS NAUTILUS in Tsugaru Strait. 2,422
Canadian Runner 1920 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 renamed Colborne, 1932 reverted to Canadian Runner, 1933 sold to Margaree SS Co., Montreal. 1934 Ching Kee S.N. Co., Chefoo renamed Kia Lee, 1941 renamed Kari Go under Japanese control, 10th August 1945 sunk by air attack Korea. 3,091
Canadian Sailor 1919 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1925 sold to Canada Cuba Line, Montreal renamed Emperor of Havana, 1927 sold to Nissei Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Nichiyei Maru, 1928 renamed Nitiei Maru, 11th October 1942 lost in 35.00N 125.00E. 2,186
Canadian Sapper 1920 built by Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co., New Glasgow, N.S. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 renamed Connector and used as West Indies feeder ship, 1946 sold to Ming Sung Industrial Co., Shanghai renamed Hwang Hai, 1950 Cia Transporte Oriental, Panama renamed La Carmela, 1953 Trans Ocean Corp, Panama, 1958 deleted from Lloyds Register. 1,763
Canadian Scottish 1920 built by Prince Rupert DD & Eng. Co., Prince Rupert, B.C. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1936 transferred to Canadian National Steamships, in Montreal Australia New Zealand Line (MANZ), 1937 sold to Kulukundis Bros., Pireaus renamed Mount Parnassus, 1939 sold to Atlas Reederei A.G., Emden, Germany (Schulte & Bruns) renamed Johann Schulte, 1st January 1940 lost propeller and abandoned, stranded at Rodoya and lost. 5,334
Canadian Sealer 1919 built by Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co., New Glasgow | 1925 sold to Skibs A/S William Hansens Rederi, Norway renamed Bauta, 1935 sold to M. Johansen, Bergen, 1951 sold to Estoco Shipping Co., Liberia, 1962 scrapped Monfalcone. 1,657
Canadian Seigneur 1919 built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Dairen Kisen KK, Dairen renamed Rashin Maru., 8th August 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS Pargo, in 41.23N 131.25E. 5,757
Canadian Settler 1919 built by Tidewater Shipbuilders Ltd, Three Rivers, P.Q. | 1923 sold to Peter Graham, Montreal renamed Portmore, 1925 returned to CGMM reverted to Canadian Settler, 1927 sold to Arbor Shipping Co., London, 1927 sold to Dairen Kisen KK, Dairen renamed Yendai Maru, 1938 renamed Endai Maru, 20th June 1942 stranded in 42.17N 130.41E. 3,388
Canadian Signaller 1919 built by Collingwood Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Collingwood | 1925 sold renamed Emperor of Halifax, 1929 sold to E. Gerrard & H.I. Ramsland, Norway renamed Skjoldheim, 1939 sold to Rederi A/S Hauk renamed Polyana, 25th April 1941 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.103 while in convoy OG60 and lost with all hands. 2,267
Canadian Skirmisher 1921 built by Wallace Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., N.Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1932 transferred to Canadian National Steamships renamed Colborne, 1947 sold to Chandris Ltd, Panama renamed Parita Bay. 1951 Nippon Kisen KK, Kobe renamed Keiko Maru, 1952 Hashimoto Kisen KK, Nishinomiya renamed Ryujin Maru, 1960 scrapped Osaka. 6,230
Canadian Sower 1919 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1925 Sold to Canada Cuba Line, Montreal renamed Emperor of Fredericton, 1927 sold to Toda Shoten KK, Amagasaki renamed Waka Maru, 1934 sold to Towa Kisen KK, Amagasaki, 10th February 1945 sank in pack ice at Po-Hai. 2,186
Canadian Spinner 1919 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Aristoteles Onassis , Piraeus renamed Onassi Pinelopi, 1938 re-registered Panama, 1939 sold to Soc.Maritima Miraflores, Panama renamed Miramare, 1941 sold to Okada Gumi KK, Osaka renamed Fukuju Maru, 23rd November 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS Picuda in 34.26N 128.20E. 5,404
Canadian Squatter 1920 built by British American Shipbuilding Co., Welland | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1934 sold to Valdemar Skogland A/S, Norway renamed Boreas, 1962 sold to to Adel Abdul-Wahab, Tripoli not renamed, 1970 scrapped. 2,801
Canadian Trader 1919 built by Port Arthur SB Co., Port Arthur, Ont. | 1925 sold to Canada Cuba Line, Montreal renamed Emperor of Montreal, 25th Nov. 1926 ashore Anticosti Island, refloated and sold to C. Scuderi, Genoa renamed Gilda Scuderi, 1928 transferred to Scuderi Motor Co., New York, missing since sailing Seattle on 5th November 1928 for Kobe. 2,186
Canadian Transporter 1921 built by J. Coughlan & Sons, Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1932 transferred to Canadian National Steamships renamed Cornwallis, 3rd December 1944 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.1230 with the loss of 43 lives. 5,458
Canadian Trapper 1920 built by Davie SB & Repairing Co., Levis, P.Q. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd, 1929 sold to Cia Naviera Amaya, Bilbao renamed Guecho. 30th September 1937 sunk by Spanish Nationalist air attack, refloated. 1946 Cia Naviera Espanola, Bilbao, 1966 scrapped Vigo. 3,600
Canadian Traveller 1921 built by Harbour Marine Co., Victoria | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1932 sold to Achille Lauro, Naples renamed Procida, 1940 seized at Cardiff by the British renamed Empire Volunteer, 15th September 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.48 while in convoy SC3 with the loss of 6 lives. 5,366
Canadian Trooper 1919 built by Wallace Shipyards, North Vancouver | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1930 sold to D/S A/S Lynghaug (Lars Mæland), Haugesund renamed Lynghaug, 1932 sold to Hvide’s Rederi A/S not renamed, 10th June 1944 used as a breakwater at Arromanches. 2,829
Canadian Victor 1920 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1936 sold to the Montreal, Australia, New Zealand (MANZ) Line Ltd, Vancouver, 1937 sold to Chang Shu Chang, Tsingtao renamed Foo Shong, 1938 sold to Taiheiyo Gyogyo K.K., Tokyo renamed Fukusei Maru (Hukusei Maru ), 17th January 1942 stranded off mouth Yangtze River and lost. 5,454
Canadian Volunteer 1919 built by Wallace Shipyards Ltd, Vancouver. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1929 renamed Cornwallis, 1932 reverted to Canadian Volunteer, 1933 sold to J. S.Webster & Sons, Kingston, Jamaica renamed Magister, 1951 sold to O. L. Tiedemann, Liberia renamed Elna II. 7th March 1957 badly damaged in collision and explosion with US tanker Mission San Francisco in Delaware River, scrapped at Ghent. 3,188
Canadian Voyageur 1919 built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1930 sold to Lars Mæland & Co. A/S, Haugesund, Norway renamed Thuhaug, 1931 sold to William Hansen, Bergen, 1936 sold to P. Kleppe, Oslo renamed Hallbjorg, 1954 scrapped. 2,850
Canadian Warrior 1919 built by Collingwood SB Co., Collingwood, Ont. | 1925 sold to Canada Cuba Line, Montreal renamed Emperor of St. John, 7th December 1926 wrecked in Ballantyne’s Cove, Cape George, C.B. 2,409
Canadian Winner 1920 built by Harbour Marine Ltd, Vancouver. | 1928 managed by Canadian National Steamships Ltd., 1933 sold to Daido Bussan KK, Dairen renamed Kosei Maru., 1942 Hayashikane Shoten KK, Tokyo renamed Banshu Maru No.7, 2nd July 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS S-35 off Kamchatka. 5,482

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