Registry and Rig Information

Registry CANADA
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 110.00
Width 22.00
Hull Material Steel

Vessel History

History Completed in October, 1897, under supervision of W.E. Redway, of Polson Iron Works. Had a cylandrical-shaped hull composed of an inner and an outer shell with a space of five feet between. The inner hull operated on spur gear rails running around the inside of the outer hull. The inner hull would remain motionless. Four small steam engines provided power and the outer hull was to get a \"bite\" on the water by means of \"paddles\" affixed in a ring around the center of the hull. The experiment proved a failure almost immediately and the vessel operated rarely beyond her trials in October, 1897.
Disposition Laid up in boneyard east of Jarvis Street, Toronto, after experiment proved a failure, about 1898. During redevelopment of Toronto waterfront in 1927, vessel was dug up and scrapped.

Build Information

Builder Polson Iron Works
Place Built Toronto, Ontario
Date Built 1897-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistry
Frederick E. Knapp1897-00-001897-00-00CANADA