Southcliffe Hall

1948                                 Southcliffe Hall                                     1972 (1988)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 231
Keel laid July 1, 1947;  launched Oct 30, 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 179194     to:
Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1948

Lengthened, deepened, repowered with a diesel engine and converted to self-unloader 1960 at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Remeasured to 334.6 x 43.8 x 21.6, 3061 GT, 2171 NT

Renamed Orefax 1961

Sold 1972 to McNamara Corporation Ltd. for use as a spoils carrier on a dredging project on the St. Lawrence River and withdrawn from Great Lakes service.  Assigned to Consortium ile d’Orleans.  Laid up at Whitby ON upon completion of the project.  Renamed Isle Royale.

Sold for scrap 1988 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON and scrapped at Port Colborne.

IMO 5264493

See history in Scanner Oct 1988 (#167)



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