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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial London - (1948-1976)
See also : Launching of Imperial Oil tanker "Imperial London"

 "Imperial London".
( Photo thanks to Edward O. Clark )
 
"Imperial London", at Port Huron, Mi, July, 1963.
( Photo by Richard Duncan,from the Lake Huron Lore collection )
 
"Imperial London", at Port Huron,Mi,May,1965 before her last rebuild and lengthening, in 1969.
( Photo by Richard Duncan,from the Lake Huron Lore collection )
"Imperial London", before rebuilding.
 
"Imperial London".
 
Imperial Oil tanker "Imperial London".
 
"Imperial London".
 
"Imperial London", after a rebuilt.
( Photo Copyright Kenneth Thro )
 
"Imperial London".
 
"Imperial London".
"Imperial London" was sold in 1976 to Marine Salvage of Port Colborne and towed to their scrapping yard.
However she was sold to Hondurian interests and was renamed "Tegucigalpa"in 1978, but the deal collapsed
and the ship moved to Secola Shipping of Toronto in 1979, she was renamed in 1980 as "Congar", untill 1981,
for breaking up wich lasted until 1998.
( Photo Jeff Cameron )
 
Sitting alone and forgotten in Toronto around 1994, the "CONGAR", ex "Imperial London", had been here since 1981.
Latter made into a barge.
( Photo Copyright Fred Miller )
 
Canadian-flag coastal tanker "CONGAR" as shown while downbound on the St.Lawrence River off Verchères in July 1980.
Built by Collingwood in 1948 for Imperial Oil (Esso Canada) as "IMPERIAL LONDON", she became "TEGUCIGALPA" in 1978.
She was then sold in 1980 to Johnstone Shipping who renamed her "CONGAR", the second ship of the name to serve the Fleet.
She was laid up at Toronto in August 1981 and was converted to a barge later on.
( Photo Copyright Marc Piché )
Remains of "Imperial London" as "Gongar".

The Miramar Ship Index for "IMPERIAL LONDON"
IDNo:
5159545
Year:
1948
Name:
IMPERIAL LONDON
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
04.1948

Tons:
2130
Link:
-
DWT:
3250
Yard No:
138
Length overall:
78.6
Ship Design:
LPP:
Country of build:
CAN
Beam:
13.3
Builder:
Collingwood SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Collingwood
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1UF-9

Subsequent History:
[1961 Lg 91.3 / 89.6 mtr, 2532 grt / 3855 dwt ] -
[ 1968 Lg 101.1 / 97.2 mtr, 2618 grt / 4108 dwt ] -
1979 TEGUCIGALPA - 1980 CONGAR

Disposal Data:
Sold as a barge 08.1996.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
IMPERIAL LONDON
2130
Imperial Oil Ltd.
5159545
5159545
1948
TEGUCIGALPA
2618
1979a
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
TEGUCIGALPA
2618
1979b
Secola Sg Ltd.
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
CONGAR
2618
1980
Secola Sg Ltd.
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
CONGAR
2618
1981
Johnstone Sg Ltd.
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
CONGAR
2618
1984
Sandrin Bros Ltd.
173214
5159545
5159545
1948
CONGAR
2618
1987
Greater Sarnia Investment Corp.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
IMPERIAL LONDON
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
173214
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
252.00
Gross Tonnage:
2130.00
Vessel Width:
43.42
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
17.58
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00138

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Collingwood, Ontario
Builder:
Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd.
Date of Build
1948

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
TEGUCIAGALPA
1979 - 1979
HONDURAS
173214
TEGUCIAGALPA
1979 - 1980
CANADA
173214
CONGAR
1980
CANADA
173214

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Imperial Oil, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1947 - 1979
CANADA
173214
Fletamar S.A.
Honduras
1979 - 1979
HONDURAS
173214
Johnstone Shipping, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1979 - 1983
CANADA
173214
Greater Sarnia Investment Corp.
Sarnia, Ont. Canada
1983
CANADA
173214

Rebuild History
Lengthened by Canadian Vickers, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, in winter, 1960-1961 (293.58 x 43.42 x 17.58; 2532 gross - 1612 net).

History
Sold Honduras during winter, 1978-1979, but never left Great Lakes.