SS Canadian Constructor
|Name:||SS Canadian Constructor|
|Owner:||Canadian Constructor, Ltd.|
|Operator:||Canadian National Steamships|
|Port of registry:||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Builder:||Halifax Shipyards Ltd, Nova Scotia|
|Out of service:||1939|
|Name:||SS Argos Hill|
|Namesake:||Argos Hill, Mayfield, East Sussex|
|Owner:||Ernels Shipping Co, London|
|Operator:||Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London|
|Port of registry:||London|
|Out of service:||August 1945|
|Type:||refrigerated cargo ship|
|Length:||430.0 ft (131.1 m)|
|Beam:||56.2 ft (17.1 m)|
|Draught:||29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)|
|Depth:||34.8 ft (10.6 m)|
|Installed power:||705 NHP|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion steam engine; screw|
The ship had 12 corrugated furnaces with a combined grate area of 264 square feet (25 m2) heating her four 180 lbf/in2 single-ended boilers, which had a combined heating surface of 10,848 square feet (1,008 m2). The boilers fed a 705 NHP triple expansion steam engine that was built by Tidewater Shipbuilders Ltd of Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Her hull had a 13-ton fore peak tank and a 128-ton aft peak tank.
In 1939 she was sold to Ernels Shipping Co of London, who registered her in London as SS Argos Hill and her placed under the control of Counties Ship Management. She was damaged in an air attack on Convoy OA 178 in the English Channel on 4 July 1940.
- "Lloyd's Register of Shipping" (PDF). Lloyd's Register. 1935. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- "Lloyd's Register of Shipping" (PDF). Lloyd's Register. 1945. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Slader 1988, p. 55.
- Swiggum, S (1997–2010). "Canadian Government Merchant Marine CGMM, Montreal 1918-1928". The Ships List. S Swiggum & M Kohli. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
Sources & further reading
- Sedgwick, Stanley (1993) . Kinnaird, Mark; O'Donoghue, K.J., eds. London & Overseas Freighters, 1948-92: A Short History. Kendal: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-68-1.
- Sedgwick, Stanley; Sprake, R.F. (1977). London & Overseas Freighters Limited 1949-1977. Kendal: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-01-0.
- Slader, John (1988). The Red Duster at War. London: William Kimber & Co Ltd. pp. 54–55. ISBN 0-7183-0679-1.