1912 Iocoma 1969
Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker
Built at Dundee Scotland by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Hull 226
248’2” LBP, 42’4” beam, 15’4” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,
248.2 x 42.6 x 15.6, 1669 GT, 1035 NT Br 132745
Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia ON
Entered service 1912
Enrollment transferred to Canada 1913 Can 132745 (home port to Sarnia ON)
Assigned to off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes.
After the war operated in the South American oil trade, then used as a fueling steamer.
Returned to the Great Lakes 1947
Renamed Imperial Whitby 1947 (home port to Montreal QC)
Sold 1950 to Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., St. Catharines ON and laid up. Renamed George S. Cleet.
Sold 1951 to Bayswater Shipping Ltd., Brockville ON (home port to St. Catharines ON)
Converted to self-unloading bulk freighter at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Remeasured to 23.1 depth and 2174 GT, 1549 NT
Stern rebuilt 1961 at Kingston ON by Kingston Shipyard (home port to Brockville ON) and renamed Baygeorge.
Remeasured to 2184 GT, 1365 NT
Lengthened 1965 at Kingston ON by Kingston Shipyard
Remeasured to 344.0 length and 3172 GT, 2351 NT
Laid up at end of 1967 season and did not operate again.
Sold for scrap 1969 to United Metal & Refining Co. and scrapped at Hamilton ON
See history in Scanner May/June 1982 (#111)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 156