Imperial Woodbend

1952                             Imperial Woodbend                                         1986

Steel Great Lakes tanker

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 147
Launched Dec 6, 1951

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

Enrolled at
601.6 x 68.2 x 34.6, 12639 GT, 9630 NT     Can 193679     to:
Pipe Line Tankers Ltd., Toronto ON, Imperial Oil Ltd., Mgr. (home port Collingwood ON)

Entered service May 1952

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

Sold 1954 to Mohawk Navigation Co., Montreal QC and renamed Golden Hind. 

Converted to bulk freighter 1954 at Port Colborne ON by McGee Iron Works
Remeasured to 12304 GT, 8532 NT

Sold for scrap 1986 to Corostel Trading.  Fit out from layup at Toronto ON and sailed to Quebec QC.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec Sept 29, 1986 with str. John E. F. Misener under tow.  Tow arrived Mamonel Spain Oct 28, 1986.

IMO 5133096

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 192



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