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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Leduc - (1951-1954)
See also : Launch of the "Imperial Leduc".

 
"Imperial Leduc" build in 1951 was at that time the largest "Laker" with a capacity of 15.250 M3.
Sold in 1954 to Canada Steamship Lines and renamed "Nipigon Bay".
Scrapped in 1989."Imperial Leduc"
 
"Imperial LeDuc" on April 24, 1951. Downbound at Point Edward with her first load of crude oil from Superior, Wisconsin.
( Photo Lee Taylor )
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc".
 
"Imperial Leduc" together with other Imperial vessels.

The Miramar Ship Index for "IMPERIAL LEDUC"
IDNo:
5252933
Year:
1951
Name:
IMPERIAL LEDUC
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
04.11.1950
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
04.1951

Tons:
12582
Link:
-
DWT:
18420
Yard No:
146
Length overall:
188.8
Ship Design:
LPP:
182.9
Country of build:
CAN
Beam:
21.1
Builder:
Collingwood SB Co.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Collingwood
Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn):
1ST-14

Subsequent History:
1955 NIPIGON BAY -
[ 1958 Lg 210.9 / 204.8 mtr, 13274 grt, converted to bulk carrier ]

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Aliaga 19.09.1989 [by Ege Celik Endustrisi TAS]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
176115
5252933
1951
IMPERIAL LEDUC
12582
Pipe Line Tankers Ltd.
176115
5252933
5252933
1951
NIPIGON BAY
13274
1955
Canada SS Lines Ltd.
176115
5252933
5252933
1951
NIPIGON BAY
13274
1959
Pipe Line Tankers Ltd.
176115
5252933
5252933
1951
NIPIGON BAY
13274
1976
Power Corp of Canada Ltd.
176115
5252933
5252933
1951
NIPIGON BAY
13274
1983
C.S.L. Group Inc.

Additional Information Starke & Schell registers;

IMPERIAL LEDUC  
Tanker for Pipe Line Tankers Ltd . -CA           
Collingwood S.Y. : Collingwood ; (#146)
12582 Gt, 18420 Dwt, Loa, 620, Beam 68, Tanker, 1 DR Steam turbines, Speed : 14 knots
1955 NIPIGON BAY (Canada S.S. Lines -CA)
1958 (Pipe Line Tankers Ltd. -CA)
1958 Conv. to bulk carrier: Length. 692 / 672 feet;13274 Gt.
1976 (Power Corp. of Canada Ltd. -CA)
1983 (CSL Power Group Inc. -CA)
Broken up: Ege Celik : Aliaga ; arrived 19 Sept. 1989.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
IMPERIAL LEDUC
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
176115
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
601.58
Gross Tonnage:
12595.00
Vessel Width:
68.16
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
34.50
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00146

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Collingwood, Ontario
Builder:
Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd.
Date of Build
1951

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
NIPIGON BAY
1955
CANADA
176115

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Pipeline Tankers, Ltd. (Imperial Oil Co., Ltd., Mgrs.)
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1951 - 1956
CANADA
176115
Pipeline Tankers, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1956 - 1972
CANADA
176115
Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd.
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1972 - 1976
CANADA
176115
Power Corp. of Canada, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1976
CANADA
176115

Rebuild History
Converted from tanker to dry bulk carrier, 1958, by Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Ltd., Port Arthur, Ont., and lengthened (673.58 x 68.16 x 31; 13274 gross - 9712 registered). Deepened at Thunder Bay, 1981; (14824 gross - 11262 net).

Disposition
Sold for scrap in 1989. Arrived in Aliaga, Turkey, September 19, 1989.

History
As NIPIGON BAY: Struck Whaleback Shoals while upbound in the St. Lawrence River, about eighteen miles above Ogdensburg, NY, on October 16, 1980, tearing at least one hole in her hull. After temporary repairs were made, she proceeded to Thunder Bay, Ontario.