Simcolite

1930                                              Simcolite                                          1965

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Haverton Hill-on-Tees England by Furness Shipbuilding Co., Hull 171
Launched

258’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal P.Q.
250.0 x 43.1 x 17.9, 1919 GT, 1085 NT     Can 155282     to:
Imperial Oil Ltd., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC).

Entered service 1930

Renamed Imperial Simcoe 1947

Remeasured 1954 to 1971 GT, 1046 NT

Home port to Windsor Ont. 1960

Sold for scrap 1965 to Steel Factors Ltd., Montreal QC.  Carried cargo from Sarnia ON to Montreal. 

Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Lauzon QC Sept 9, 1965 with str. Imperial Welland towed by Dutch tug Loire.  Tow arrived at Santander Spain Oct 13, 1965.

See history in Scanner Dec 1991 and April 1992 (#193)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 190

 

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