1930                                          Cyclo-Chief                                       1970 (

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Haverton Hill-on-Tees England by Furness Shipbuilding Co., Hull 177
Launched April 29, 1930

258’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’4” beam, 24’6” depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Toronto ON
250.0 x 43.3 x 24.2, 2500 GT, 1422 NT     Can 160729     to:
McColl-Frontenac Oil Co., Toronto ON  (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service 1930

Transferred 1931 to S. S. Cyclo-Chief Ltd. 

Transferred 1947 to S. S. Texaco Chief Ltd., a subsidiary of  Texaco Canada Ltd. and renamed Texaco Chief  (1)

Sold 1955 to Gayport Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON and renamed Fuel Transporter.

Fleet sold 1959 to Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC) and vessel renamed Fuel Transport.

Sold 1970 to Witfuel Corporation for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Witfuel (Panama) 1970 and (Nicaragua) 1972 and Witwater (Cayman Islands) 1984

IMO 5122322

See history in Scanner April 2005 (#291)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 85





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