1927                                  Windsolite                                  1974

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Haverton Hill-on-Tees England by Furness Shipbuilding Co., Hull 115
Launched April 13, 1927

256’3” LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at
250.0 x 43.2 x 18.0, 1930 GT, 1196 NT     Can 138580     to:
Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto ON (home port Windsor ON)

Entered service 1927

Renamed Imperial Windsor 1947

Laid up at the end of the 1971 season at Sarnia ON and did not operate again for this firm

Sold 1973 to Algonquin Corporation Ltd., Montreal QC, Hall Corporation of Canada, Mgr. and renamed Cardinal  (2)

Damaged May 23, 1974 in collision with str. Henry Steinbrenner between Point Pelee and Pelee Island, Lake Erie.  Upbound light for Sarnia ON.  Steinbrenner rammed her in fog.  Heavily damaged in port bow, sailed to Toronto ON and laid up.

Sold for scrap 1974 to Strathearne Terminals, Hamilton ON  Towed to Hamilton and scrapped.

IMO 5159674

See history in Scanner Dec 1991 and April 1992 (193)



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