To Clarke Steamship Co.


The New Northland (3,445 grt, 300 ft. long) was built in 1926.
She was chartered to Munson Line for four winter seasons, starting in 1927-28, for cruises between Miami and Nassau.
In the mid-1930s she took over these cruises for Clarke. Her summer run was cruising along the St. Lawrence from Montreal or Quebec.
After war service as a troop ship, and a short spell with Seaway Steamship Line,
she ended up with Dominican Republic Steamship Line in 1947, was renamed Nuevo Dominicano, but sank on a cruise in 1953.
(Information from Kevin Griffin)


The North Star (6,893 grt, 366 ft. long) was built in 1930 (with two sisters, Prince Robert and Prince David)
as the Prince Henry for use by Canadian National Steamships on the Pacific Coast.
Clarke bought her in 1937, renaming her North Star, though in 1939 her civilian career ended
when requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Navy to become an auxiliary cruiser.
After the war she became a familiar sight as the British troopship Empire Parkeston on cross-Channel services.
She was laid up in 1961 and broken up within a year.

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This page last updated December 3, 2006.