Morton Engineering, Quebec QC

Most recent update: February 19, 2015.


This facility was located on the St. Charles River in Quebec City's Lower Town.  Originally founded in 1858 and owned by Alex Mackay & Company, it was leased by Quebec Shipbuilding & Repairing Company during WWI and used to build two wooden freighters for the British Government.  It was purchased in 1919 by W. J. Morton and incorporated in 1927 as Quebec Docking & Ship Repairing Company before changing its name to Morton Engineering & Drydock Company in 1928.  In 1937 the Canadian Navy ordered a minesweeper from the company and it later built corvettes, frigates, cargo vessels and coasters.  Wartime employment peaked at 2700 but the demands of war production exceeded the capability of the yard's management and the Canadian Government took over in July 1943 and operated it for the balance of the war.  The yard was sold to Hervé Baribeau in 1946, becoming St. Lawrence Metal and Marine Works Ltd.  It built its last ship in 1949.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Quebec Shipbuilding & Repairing Company
1   War Sorel Imperial Munitions Board Cargo Ship 2,300 Sep-18 Sold 1920 as Verenia (Italy), Manlio 1922, scrapped 1923
2 143112 War Quebec Imperial Munitions Board Cargo Ship 2,300 Jun-18 Sold 1920 as Arturo (Italy), burned and scrapped 1921
Built by Morton Engineering & Drydock Company
1   Bermico Brown Corporation Tug   Jun-26  
2 158074 Joan Col. Price/H. A. Wilson Yacht 5 1928 Closed
3   Unknown G. L. Airedale Yacht   1928  
4   P. B. No. 7 Price Navigation Barge 197 1930 Deleted 1979
5   P. B. No. 8 Price Navigation Barge 195 1930 Deleted 1979
6 158985 RCMP Laurier R. C. M. P. Patrol Craft 201 1936 To Dept. of Fisheries 1946, sold 1983 as Laurier II
7 158986 RCMP Macdonald R. C. M. P. Patrol Craft 201 1936 To Dept. of Fisheries 1946. sold 1983 as Jenny Marcel
8   Gaspe (J 94) Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper 444 21-Oct-38 Sold 1946 as tug Sung Li, deleted 1993
9              
10 PV 4 Matapedia (K 112) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 9-May-41 Scrapped 1950
11 PV 5 Arvida (K 113) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 22-May-41 Sold 1950 as La Ceiba (Spain)
12 PV 6 Summerside (K 141) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 11-Sep-41 Scrapped 1946
13 PV 7 Louisburg (K 143) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 29-Sep-41 Torpedoed and lost 1943
14 273 Quebec (K 242) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 940 24-May-42 Sold 1945 as Ville de Quebec, Dispina 1946, Dorothea Paxos 1947, Tanya 1948, Medex 1949
15 na   Royal Navy Minesweeper     Transferred to G. T. Davie
16 na   Royal Navy Minesweeper     Transferred to G. T. Davie
17 na   Royal Navy Minesweeper     Transferred to G. T. Davie
18 na   Wartime Merch. Shipping Ltd. Cargo Ship     Cancelled
19 na   Wartime Merch. Shipping Ltd. Cargo Ship     Cancelled
20 312 HMS Musk (K 287)/USS Might (PG 94) U.S. Navy Corvette 940 22-Dec-42 Sold 1946 as Olympic Explorer, later Otori Maru No. 3, Kyo Maru No. 12
21 311 HMS Milfoil (K 288)/USS Intensity (PG 93) U.S. Navy Corvette 940 31-Mar-43 Sold 1946 as Olympic Promoter, later Otori Maru No. 5
22 310 HMS Mandrake (K 289)/USS Haste (PG 92) U.S. Navy Corvette 940 6-Apr-43 Sold 1949 as Porto Azzurro, scrapped 1973
23 313 HMS Nepeta (K 290)/USS Pert (PG 95) U.S. Navy Corvette 940 20-Jul-43 Sold 1946 as Olympic Leader, later Otori Maru No. 1, Kyo Maru No. 15
24 314 HMS Privet (K 291)/USS Prudent (PG 96) U.S. Navy Corvette 940 16-Aug-43 Sold 1949 as Elbano, Staffetta 1951, struck 1972
25 344 Verdun/Verdun of Canada (K 03) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 11-Sep-43 Sold 1944 as Dunver, scuttled as a breakwater Oyster Bay 1948
26 345 Cape Breton (K 350) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 25-Oct-43 Scuttled as a breakwater Kelsey Bay 1948
27 346 Outremont (K 332) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 27-Nov-43 Scrapped 1966
28 347 Valleyfield (K 329) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 7-Dec-43 Torpedoed and lost 1944
29 348 Thetford Mines (K 459) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 24-May-44 Sold 1946
30 349 Joliette (K 418) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 14-Jun-44 To Chilean Navy 1946 as Iquique, scrapped 1968
31 350 Cap de la Madeleine (K 663) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 30-Sep-44 Scrapped 1966
32 400 Atholl (K 15) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 14-Oct-43 Scrapped 1952
33 401 Riviere du Loup (K 357) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 21-Nov-43 To the Dominican Republic 1947 as Juan Bautista Maggiolo, struck 1972
34 402 Louisburg (K 143) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 13-Dec-43 To the Dominican Republic 1947 as Juan Alejandro Acosta, wrecked 1979
35 403 Norsyd (K 520) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 22-Dec-43 Sold 1948 as Balboa, to Israeli Navy 1950 as Haganah, scrapped 1956
36 444 St. Lambert (K 343) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 27-May-44 Sold 1946 as Chrysi Hondroulis, later Loula 1955, Stefanos III, lost offf Rhodes 1964
37 445 Hawkesbury (K 415) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 14-Jun-44 Sold 1946 as Campuchea, scrapped 1956
38 521 Asbestos (K 358) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 16-Jun-44 Sold 1947, wrecked off Cuba 1949
39 522 Beauharnois (K 540) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 25-Sep-44 Sold 1946 as Colon, to Israeli Navy 1950 as Wedgewood, scrapped 1956
40 523 Stellarton (K 457) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 29-Sep-44 To Chile 1946 as Casma, scrapped 1969
41 524 Lachute (K 440) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 26-Oct-44 To the Dominican Republic 1947 as Colon, wrecked 1979
42 525 Pointe Claire/Merrittonia (K 688) Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980 10-Nov-44 Wrecked off Nova Scotia 1945
43 491 St. Jerome/Kirkland Lake (K 337) Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445 21-Aug-44 Scrapped 1947
44 571 Ste. Agathe Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445   Cancelled
45 572   Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445   Cancelled
46 644   Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445   Cancelled
47 645   Royal Canadian Navy Frigate 1,445   Cancelled
48 712   Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980   Cancelled
49 713   Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980   Cancelled
50 714   Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980   Cancelled
51 715   Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980   Cancelled
52 716   Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 980   Cancelled
53 717 Criccieth Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
54 718 Fotheringay Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
55 719 Helmsley Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
56 720 Malling Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
57 721 Malmesbury Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
58 722 Raby Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
59 723 Trematon Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
60 724 Tutbury Castle Royal Canadian Navy Corvette 1,010   Cancelled
61 176016 Rockland Park Park Steamship Co. Cargo Ship 2,850 Jun-45 Sold 1946 as Lin Kuo, scrapped 1965
62 176018 Hamilton Park Park Steamship Co. Cargo Ship 2,905 Jul-45 Sold 1949 as D'Arcy McGee, Stad Dordrecht 1948, Sirena Secondo 1962, Sirena II 1962, Hemily 1970, scrapped 1972
63 176032 Westdale Park Park Steamship Co. Cargo Ship 2,967 Aug-45 Sold 1946 as Canadian Observer, scrapped 1965
64 176034 Maisonneuve Park Park Steamship Co. Cargo Ship 2,960 Sep-45 Sold 1946 as Canadian Highlander, scrapped 1965
65 182954 Ottawa Maybank/Marinier British Min. of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 517 28-Jun-46 Sold 1949 as ferry Musafir (Pakistan), wrecked off Chittagong 1967
66   Ottawa Maycliff/Marleen British Min. of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 517 10-Jun-46 Sold 1949 as Loch Frisia, George Skouras 1963, foundered off Italy 1979
Built by St. Lawrence Metal and Marine Works
67   Ottawa Mayglen/Mayglen British Min. of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 338 Oct-46 In collision and sank off Portimao Bar 1951
68 176578 Ottawa Maymere/Maymere British Min. of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 342 Oct-46 Abandoned in Yarmouth NS 1976, scrapped 1985
69 176580 Ottawa Maystar/Maystar British Min. of War Tpt. Cargo Ship 342 Oct-46 Sold 1954 as Pia-Geerto, May 1954, Westerhorn 1954, Triad 1957, Brion 1958, wrecked at Tegashka 1976
70 Hong Kong Wan Chou/Kuei Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Cargo Ship 903 Sep-48 Sold as Hang Xiu Yi Hao, deleted 1999
71 Hong Kong Hsu Chou/Chi Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Cargo Ship 904 Sep-48 Deleted 1969
72 Hong Kong Lou Chou/Lung Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Cargo Ship 901 Oct-48 Deleted 1969
73 Hong Kong Kuei Chou/Chien Men Ming Sung Industrial Co Cargo Ship 901 Sep-48 Deleted 1969
74 France Cartaxo SG de Com., Ind. et Trans. Cargo Ship 1,157 Dec-48 Sold 1972 as Falisa, Lautan Lima 1976, Pelego Duvo 1981, scrapped 1984
75 France Colares SG de Com., Ind. et Trans. Cargo Ship 1,158 Dec-48 Sold 1966 as Transfero, Porto Frio 1978, Porto Pylos 1980, Gulf Frio 1981, scrapped 1991
76 France Coruche SG de Com., Ind. et Trans. Cargo Ship 1,154 Dec-48 Burnt and scrapped 1963
77 France Covilha SG de Com., Ind. et Trans. Cargo Ship 1,154 May-49 Scrapped 1973
78 179276 P. W. D. No. 69 Dept. of Public Works Dump Scow 212 1949 Now D. W. P. No. 69