1949                                       Hochelaga                                           1993

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 144
Launched Aug 4, 1949
First new bulk freighter to be built for Great Lakes service after World War II

639’6” LOA, 623’ LBP, 67’ beam, 35’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, Skinner Unaflow engine, 3600 IHP

Enrolled at Montreal QC
623.2 x 67.2 x 30.4, 11997 GT, 8268 NT     Can 190479     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service Oct 27, 1949

Converted to self-unloader and boilers converted to oil firing 1964 at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 12616 GT, 8718 NT

Lost her self-unloading boom on April 22, 1980 in a wind storm while unloading stone at Windsor ON.  Sailed for the rest of her season as a straight deck grain carrier.  New boom installed winter 1980-1981 at Thunder Bay ON by Port Arthur Shipyard.

Laid up Dec 21, 1981 at Cardinal ON and did not operate again.  Towed 1982 to Kingston ON and 1987 to Toronto ON.  In the later years of her layup her equipment was gradually removed for installation on other vessels.

Sold for scrap 1993 to Colombian shipbreakers.  Towed Oct 1993 to Cartagena Colombia by Panamanian tug Pamar Salvor.

IMO 5151907







4 thoughts on “Hochelaga

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        • My apologies, sir.

          I was responding to another reply and sent it to you instead by mistake.

          Thanks for the correction. Without it the person who really asked it would never have received my answer.

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