Leecliffe Hall 2

1961                                 Leecliffe Hall     2                                 1964

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Glasgow Scotland by Fairfiled Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Hull 811
Keel laid Aug 2, 1960;  launched May 19, 1961
Largest dry cargo vessel built in United Kingdom and first major bulk carrier designed for Great Lakes service built outside the North American continent.  Sailed to Canada with her hatch openings uncut.  Arrived Lauzon QC Aug 1961 and commissioned at Montreal QC Sept 10, 1961.

730’ LOA, 712’ LBP, 75’ beam, 39’9” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8200 SHP

Enrolled at
714.4 x 75.3 x 35.3, 18071 GT, 12888 NT     Can 314366     to:
Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service Sept 23, 1961

Sunk Sept 5, 1964 in collision with Greek MV Apollonia in fog 65 miles below Quebec QC near Ile aux Coudres, St. Lawrence River.  Three lives lost.  Enroute to Buffalo NY with cargo of iron ore from Sept Iles QC.

See history in Scanner April 2006 (#299)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Sept 1964 (#150)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 250 



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