Wheat King

(1953) 1961                                  Wheat King                                   1986 (1989)

Steel Great Lakes/ocean bulk freighter

Built at Glasgow Scotland by Lithgows Ltd., Hull 1068
Launched June 26, 1952
Built as tanker Llandaff (Br 185358) for ocean service.  Sold 1960 to owners below.

Converted for Great Lakes service 1961 at St. Catharines ON

556’5” LOA, 527’5” LBP, 72’10” beam, 38’3” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engine, 7300 BHP

Enrolled at
534.3 x 72.8 x 35.3, 12339 GT, 7322 NT     Can 185358     to:
Island Shipping Ltd. (Bermuda), Toronto ON, Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port Toronto ON)

Entered Great Lakes service April 18, 1961

Transferred 1972 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 

Laid up Dec 11, 1981 at Toronto ON and did not operate again.

Sold for scrap 1986 and towed to Lauzon QC. Cleared Lauzon Nov 24, 1986 towed by tug Jantar and towed to Rotterdam, Netherlands, arriving there January 23, 1987, where she was used as a storage barge

Renamed Bulk Cat 1989

Sold for scrap 1989 to Bangladesh shipbreakers.  Cleared Rotterdam Aug 22, 1989 for Chittagong Bangladesh  towed by Soviet tug Yasnyy.  Renamed Brugse I (St. Vincent) for scrap tow. 

IMO 5388782




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