Eastcliffe Hall

1954                                Eastcliffe Hall                                     1970

Steel twin-screw St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 262
Keel laid Dec 2, 1953;  launched May 10, 1954

259’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’9” beam, 20’9” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 1280 BHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
253.4 x 43.8 x 19.0, 2140 GT, 1591 NT     Can 195604     to:
Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service May 1954

Lengthened and deepened 1959 at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd.
Remeasured to 343.4 x 43.8 x 22.8, 3335 GT, 2614 NT

Sank July 14, 1970 near Crystal Shoal below Morristown NY, St. Lawrence River.  Nine lives lost.  Enroute from Sorel QC to Saginaw MI with a cargo of pig iron, struck an unknown underwater object  and sank.  The losses included the captain and his 16-year-old son and the chief engineer and his family.

IMO 5095971

See history in Scanner Oct 1996 (#230)



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