Imperial Redwater

1951                               Imperial Redwater                              1985

Steel Great Lakes tanker

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Ship Building Co., Hull 106
Keel laid March 13, 1950;  launched Nov 18, 1950

620’ LOA, 600’ LBP, 68’ beam, 35’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 4500 SHP

Enrolled at Port Arthur ON
601.5 x 68.3 x 34.7, 12582 GT, 9581 NT     Can 192769     to:
Pipe Line Tankers Ltd., Toronto ON, Imperial Oil Ltd., Mgr. (home port Port Arthur ON)

Entered service May 16, 1951

Built to carry Alberta oil from Superior WI to Sarnia ON.  Service discontinued when pipeline from the western oil fields was finished.

Sold 1953 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Converted 1954 to bulk freighter at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd.
Remeasured to 31.0 depth and 11816 GT, 7950 NT     (home port to Toronto ON)

Renamed R. Bruce Angus 1954

Sold for scrap 1985 to Portuguese shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC with str. Gordon C. Leitch under tow.  Tow arrived Setubal Portugal Aug 20, 1985

IMO 5288463

See history in Scanner Nov 2006 (#302)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 187






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