Imperial London

1948                                  Imperial London                                   1996

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 138
Launched Nov 29, 1947

258’ LOA, 252’5” LBP, 43’6” beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, Skinner Unaflow engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at
252.1 x 43.5 x 17.7, 2130 GT, 1409 NT     Can 173214     to:
Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto ON (home port Sarnia ON)

Entered service 1948

Lengthened 1961 at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Remeasured to 293.5 x 43.6 x 17.4, 2533 GT, 1612 NT

Lengthened 1968 with new bow and stern at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd.
Remeasured to 324.0 length and 2618 GT, 1669 NT

Sold for scrap 1976 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON and towed to Port Colborne. 

Resold 1977 for off-Lakes service and towed to Whitby ON for drydocking and survey.  Sale cancelled for lack of financing and towed back to Port Colborne.  Sale consummated 1978 and vessel renamed Tegucigalpa (Honduras) but remained at Port Colborne.

Vessel repossessed 1979 by Marine Salvage Ltd.  Resold to Ship Repairs & Supplies Ltd., then to Johnstone Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON

Renamed Congar  (3) 1980

Owning firm failed and vessel laid up at Toronto ON July 25, 1981 and did not operate again.

Sold for scrap 1996 to Compressed Metals Ltd., Toronto ON.  Stripped to hull and hull finally scrapped in 1999.

IMO 5159545








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