postcard published by Gerry Locklin, Applied Photographic Services, Kingston
An old postcard published by Gerry Locklin, Applied Photographic Services, Kingston. On the reverse, it says, ‘ The “James Swift” was built in 1893 and for many years she traveled the Rideau Canal Systembetween Ottawa and Kingston.’  Paul Walsh Collection

Mills Record #

Original Vessel Data #

Name: [ James Swift ] Mills Number: [ 027160 ] Propulsion: [ Screw Propeller ] Official Number: [96920 ] Dimensions: [ 107x 23 – 266 tons ] Built-in: [ Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1893 ] 

Other Vessel Names #

[Rideau King 1901 ]

 Closing Information #

Date Closed: [1920 ] Reason Closed: [ Abandoned ]

 Addendum #

James Swift; 107x23x6 Owned by D. Noonan, Kingston 1895; to Rideau Lakes Navigation Co. 1901. Built by M. R. Davis & Sons, Kingston 1893. Engine 9-16×12 by D. McEwen & Sons, Kingston. Had 18 staterooms, of which 8 were convertible to 4 “family rooms”. Licensed for 100 passengers in 1914. Driven ashore in storm 15/10/09 Mud Lake, refloated.


Registry and Rig Information
Name SWIFT, JAMES
Registry CANADA
Official Number 96920
Rig Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
Length 107.00
Width 23.33
Depth 6.00
Gross Tonnage 266.00
Net Tonnage 197.00
Hull Material Wood
Vessel History
Disposition Dismantled in 1920.
Build Information
Builder Davis, Robert
Place Built Kingston, Ontario
Date Built 1893-00-00
Source
Source HCGL

Other Known Vessel Names #

Name Begin Date End Date Registry Official Number
RIDEAU KING 1901-00-00 1920-00-00 CANADA 96920

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Day of December 1898 #

Steam screw JAMES SWIFT. Official Canadian Number 96920. Built at Kingston, Ont. in 1893. Of 266 gross tons; 197 tons reg. Homeport, Kingston, Ont. Owned by D. Nooman, of Kingston, Ont. 107.0 x 23.4 x 6.0 
     

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Day of December 1920 #


Propeller RIDEAU KING.* Official Canadian Number 96920. Built at Kingston, Ont. in 1893. Of 266 gross tons; 197 tons reg. Homeport, Kingston, Ont. Owned by the Rideau Lakes navigation Co., of Kingston, Ont. 107.0 x 23.4 x 6.0 and 12 horsepower. 
      * Formerly JAMES SWIFT.

  Herman Runge List  #

JAMES SWIFT; RIDEAU KING. Official Canada No. 96920. Of 266 gross tons. Built at Kingston, Ont., in 1893.  
107.0 x 23.4 x 6.0. 
      * Renamed RIDEAU KING – Canada – 1901 


  Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships  Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society  #


JAMES SWIFT; RIDEAU KING (1901). Official Canadian Number 96920. Built at Kingston, Ont. in 1893. Of 266 gross tons; passenger service. 107 x 23 x 6 DISPOSITION:– Scrapped 1920. 
      

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