1918                                  Talaralite                                  1963

Steel tanker

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Hull 50
Launched Oct 18, 1917

259’3” LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’11” beam, 25’ depth
2 decks, oil-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1023 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
250.0 x 43.8 x 23.5, 2631 GT, 1394 NT     Can 137907     to:
International Petroleum Co., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service 1918

Transferred 1920 to Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto ON (home port to Sarnia ON)

Served both on and off the Great Lakes during her career

Renamed Imperial Midland 1947

Sold fall1952 to Reoch Transports Ltd., and renamed Willowdale.1953.
Converted to a bulk freighter 1953 at Port Dalhousie ON by Port Dalhousie Dry Docks Ltd.
Remeasured to 2335 GT, 1356 NT

Sold for scrap 1963 to Ship Repair and Supply Ltd., Toronto ON and scrapped at Toronto

See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1965 (#157)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 397



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