Lake Winnipeg

(1943) 1962                         Lake Winnipeg                                        1985                          

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Portland OR by Kaiser Co. Inc., Hull 41
Launched Nov 28, 1943
Built as Class T2-SE-A1 tanker Table Rock for U. S. Maritime Commission during World War II.  Registered at 504.0 x 68.2 x 39.2, 10448 GT, 6301 NT, US 244865.  523’6” LOA, 503’ LBP, 68’2” beam, 39’2” depth.  Sold 1948 to French government and renamed Nivose

Sold 1961 to owners below. 
Converted to Great Lakes bulk freighter at Glasgow Scotland by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co. with the addition of a new forward section forward of the machinery spaces.  Renamed Lake Winnipeg 1962.

730’ LOA, 712’ LBP, 75’ beam, 42’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 6000 SHP

Enrolled at
713.6 x 75.2 x 39.0, 18660 GT, 13012 NT     Can 304310     to:
Nipigon Transport Ltd., Montreal QC, Carryore Ltd., Mgr. (home port Halifax NS)

Entered Great Lakes service Sept 1962.  Up Welland Canal Sept 25, 1962.

Home port to Winnipeg MN 1968

Home port to Edmonton MN 1977

Sold for scrap 1985 to Portuguese shipbreakers.  Cleared Montreal QC May 2, 1985 towed by tug Irving Cedar.  Tow arrived Sacavem Portugal May 19, 1985.  First maximum Seaway size Great Lakes vessel to be scrapped.

IMO 5202653
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 211         







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