TURRET CHIEF

Registry and Rig Information

Name TURRET CHIEF
Registry U.K.
Official Number 106605
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 253.00
Width 44.00
Depth 22.00
Gross Tonnage 1881.00
Net Tonnage 1196.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00248

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reduced to barge, 1927 (253 x 44 x 19.58; 1731 gross - 1688 net).
History Boiler exploded on Lake Superior, June 23, 1911, killing 1 man. Driven ashore in \"Big Storm,\" November 9, 1913, 5 miles east of Copper Harbor, MI, Lake Superior; bound up light, Midland, for Fort William. Salvaged and towed to Port Arthur; beached for buyer \"as is;\" stayed there until A.B. Mackay interests purchased her in 1915.Stranded in dense fog, November 17, 1927, on Saddlebag Island, Lake Huron, 8 miles west of Detour, MI; bound Milwaukee for Fort William. Abandoned as constructive total loss, November 20, 1927. Salvaged by T.L. Durocher Co., of Detour, MI, and reduced to barge.
Disposition Broke away from tug RICHARD FITZGERALD, September 26, 1930, during storm on Lake Michigan. Foundered in 25 feet water, 2 2/3 miles north of Muskegon, MI, .4 miles off shore; five lives lost. Bound from Detour for Muskegon with breakwater stone at time of loss.

Build Information

Builder Doxford, William & Sons, Ltd.
Place Built Sunderland, Great Britain
Date Built 1896-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
VICKERSTOWN1916-00-001918-00-00U.K.106605
JOLLY INEZ1918-00-001928-00-00U.K.106605
SALVOR1928-00-001930-00-00U.S.170538

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Dominion Turret Line (Ltd.) (Petersen, Tate & Co., Mgrs.)1896-00-001902-00-00U.K.106605
Canadian Ocean & Inland Navigation Co., Ltd.1902-00-001914-00-00U.K.106605
Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co., Ltd.1914-00-001916-00-00U.K.106605
Entente Steamship Co., Ltd. (Leopold Walford [London], Ltd., Mgrs.)1916-00-001923-00-00U.K.106605
International Waterways Navigation Co., Ltd.1923-00-001927-00-00U.K.106605
T.L. Durocher Co.1927-00-001930-00-00U.S.170538