Fort Chambly

1961                             Fort Chambly                                                1989

Steel Great Lakes and ocean package freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 169
Keel laid May 19, 1960;  launched Dec 19, 1960

463’ LOA, 441’4” LBP, 56’ beam, 32’ depth
Oil-fired diesel engines, 6000 BHP

Enrolled at
445.4 x 56.2 x 28.1, 5852 GT, 3833 NT     Can 188391     to:
Steel Company of Canada Ltd., Montreal QC, Canada Steamship Lines, Mgr. (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service April 1961

Sold 1963 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Chartered 1975 for off-Lakes service and renamed Chambly Era (Br 188391)

Converted 1976 to crane vessel at Gothenberg Sweden

Returned 1978 to Great Lakes service and Canadian registry and renamed Fort Chambly.

Laid up Dec 23, 1981 at Ojibway ON and did not operate again

Extensively damaged Dec 6, 1988 at her dock by fire set by vandals.  Cabins destroyed.

Sold for scrap 1989 to Turkish shipbreakers.  Cleared Sorel QC Aug 9, 1989 with str. Nipigon Bay towed by tug Fairplay IX.  Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Sept 19, 1989.

IMO 5117949





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