Hutchcliffe Hall

1954                                  Hutchcliffe Hall                               1971 (2002)

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

Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 261
Keel laid Oct 28, 1953;  launched April 19, 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, 2143 GT, 1596 NT     Can 195603     to:
Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service 1954

Lengthened and deepened 1959 at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Co.
Remeasured to 343.4 x 43.8 x 22.8, 3376 GT, 2657 NT

Sold 1971 to Consortium Ile d’Orleans for service on the lower St. Lawrence River and left the Great Lakes.

Converted 1972 to hopper dredge at Sorel QC, renamed Ile Aux Coudres and served as a spoils carrier on the North Traverse project below Quebec QC and on other dredging projects.  Towed to British Columbia 1984 and renamed Canadian Challenger 1986.

Sold for scrap 2002

IMO 5157236



2 thoughts on “Hutchcliffe Hall

  1. If you have an email you can send me, I can send you a nice photo of Hutchcliffe Hall. I am unsure of the year of the photo. I came across it while going thru some inherited slides from family.. My grandfather loved to take pictures, and a lot of them were put away for many years! I’m assuming it meant something to him or he wouldn’t have had a photo of it… He passed away in 1977, so it was before then is all I know..

    • My email is I can get the picture to the folks who archive all this.

      Please tell me if it is OK for them to pass the photo around. Any credits you’d like them to use?

      Thanks very much.

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