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Carmi A. Thompson (1960/08)
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Thorold (1968/08)
  IMO: 5360144  
Builder:American Ship Building CompanyLocation:Lorain, Ohio, United StatesHull #:722
Keel Layed:Launched:1917/08/18Commissioned:1917/09
As builtType:1 triple expansion steam engine (23.5", 38" & 63" x 42")Output:1900 ihp - 11.0 knots
Manufacturer:American Ship Building Company - Lorain, Ohio, USA
As builtLength (oa):162.3 m (532.5 ft)Gross Tonnage:7841
Length (lbp):Net Tonnage:5631
Beam:17.7 m (58.1 ft)Dead Weight:10800
Depth:9.5 m (31.2 ft)Displacement:
Owner HistoryFleet History
Producers Steamship Company - Cleveland, OhioM.A. Hanna Company - USA1917/091930
Butler Steamship Company - Cleveland, OhioMidland Steamship Line19301936
Midland Steamship Line - USA19361962
Comet Enterprises Ltd. - Thorold, OntarioQuebec & Ontario Transportation Company - Thorold, Ontario19651972
Name HistoryRegistration History
Carmi A. Thompson1963
NumberPortCall SignMMSIFromUntil
US 215614 Fairport, Ohio, United States 1917/09 1932
US 215614 Wilmington, Delaware, United States 1932 1962
Br 316353 Hamilton, Bermuda 1962 1965
Can 316353 Montreal, Quebec, Canada VOWN 1965 1972
On August 28, 1952, an accident occurred when its hull was struck by the Tug Arkansas. The ship was being unloaded at Conneaut, Ohio, and the Tug Arkansas, which had attached its towline to the steamer and was lying under the starboard quarter, moved ahead and struck the steamer's hull, coming in contact with one of the propeller blades. The collision caused a dent covering an area of about 18 inches, with its fullest depth of 1½ inch. The cost of repairs was estimated at $150.00.

During August of 1971 while underway in the Welland Canal her steering gear failed and she struck a wall, severely damaging her bow. Though repairs were done at Port Weller Drydocks shortly thereafter her career came to an end at the close of navigation in December of 1971.

Sold for scrap Dec 1971 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON. Renamed Thoro (to allow use of former name for another vessel). Scrapped at Port Colborne 1972.
Description/LocationScrapped at Humberstone, Ontario by Marine Salvage Ltd. (Dwor Metals)
Arrival at Yard1972/07Beached:Work Began: