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Photographer:René Beauchamp [View profile]Title:IRISH ROSEAdded:Jun 12, 2015
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Under 3000gt)
Irish Shipping Ltd Irish Rose. She and sister-ship Irish Willow were regular visitors to the Port of Montréal in the early sixties.

Built in 1956 by Ailsa SB Co at Troon.

Subsequent History:Source Miramar


Disposal Data:

collision (KARYATIS) 36.46N/00.56W 30.10.78 & BU Cartagena 3.79

Photo John Whitehead, with permission courtesy collection D. Freeman.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Tema (Until 1977 Jul)
- Agia Sophia (Until 1977 Jan)
- St.sophia (Until 1974)
- Saint Sophia (Until 1974)
- Irish Rose (Until 1969)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,749 tons
Summer DWT:2,436 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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René Beauchamp on Jun 14, 2015 12:11 (4 years ago)
Thanks for all those interesting informations, all very much appreciated.
Furthermore, a contact said Irish Rose completed 18 trips for Clarke in 1960. Source: Blog by K. Griffin , The St.Lawrence Saga:The Clarke Steamship Story.
tonylast on Jun 13, 2015 17:15 (4 years ago)
Irish Willow and Irish Rose were chartered by Clarke Steamship Co., Ltd., for service between Montréal and Corner Brook, Newfoundland, between April and November 1960. The Irish Rose was chartered by Newfoundland Forwarders, Ltd., for the 1962 season in essentially the same service and both vessels returned under charter to Clarke for the 1963 and 1964 seasons.
Brian Cleare on Jun 13, 2015 09:15 (4 years ago)
Irish Rose on charter to Mathew shipping 1967 & carried supplies to trading posts in the Hudson Bay area.Captain Bob McMahon was Master.
davidships on Jun 13, 2015 08:57 (4 years ago)
The Wikipedia article on Irish Shipping Ltd note, in relation to IRISH ROSE and her two sisters: "These were smaller vessels, with accommodation aft and twin holds. Originally designed primarily for Baltic trading they were utilised on the North Atlantic and even saw service in South America and the far north of Canada in Hudson Bay."

Perhaps it was those Hudson Bay voyages?
René Beauchamp on Jun 12, 2015 23:31 (4 years ago)
I believe she was on charter to Clarke SS but cannot find evidence at the present time.
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