Northcliffe Hall

1948                                   Northcliffe Hall                                    1977

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 230
Keel laid July 11, 1947;  launched Dec 1, 1947

259’3” LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’9” beam, 20’6” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, Skinner Unaflow engine, 730 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
252.6 x 43.8 x 18.6, 1986 GT, 1171 NT     Can 179195     to:
Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1948

Converted to tanker 1957 at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Remeasured to 1174 NT

Renamed Cape Transport 1961

Sold 1977 for off-Lakes service, converted to barge at Toronto ON and renamed Wittransport II but laid up at various ports around Lake Ontario and did not leave the Great Lakes.  Towed to Windsor ON Dec 1991 for use as a storage barge, then to Wallaceburg ON for use as a dock facing.

Scrapped 2007 at La Salle ON.

IMO 5061982




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