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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Sarnia (II) - (1948-1986)
See also : More Photos "Imperial Sarnia (II)"   & "Imperial Sarnia (II)" as "Provmar Terminal II"

The second "Imperial Sarnia" (II) (173217).
1948 Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. 394.5 x 53 x 26.1 Gross 4580, Net 3336.
Transferred to East Coast via Mississippi 1954.
Rebuilt at Sorel 1954. Gross 4947, net 3461,
Returned to Lakes 1965. In 1986 sold and in service as oil storage barge as "Provmar Terminal II".
Reported as towed to the scrapyard at Port Colborne, ON, on October 2, 2012.
 
"Imperial Sarnia".
 
Imperial Oil Company tanker "Imperial Sarnia" being launched 1948.
 
"Imperial Sarnia" build in 1948, after rebuilding.
"Imperial Sarnia".
"Imperial Sarnia" build in 1948.
( Photo by David R. E. Cliff )
"Imperial Sarnia" build in 1948.
( Photo by Brian Gamula )
 
"Imperial Sarnia", photo taken in the Detroit River in the 1980ís.
( Photo by Rudi Rabe )
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"Imperial Sarnia", photo taken in the Detroit River in the 1980ís.
( Photo by Rudi Rabe )
 
"Imperial Sarnia", photo taken in the Detroit River in the 1980ís.
( Photo by Rudi Rabe )
 
"Imperial Sarnia", in icy waters.
 
"Imperial Sarnia".
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The tanker "Imperial Sarnia" waits offshore to unload two million gallons of aviation gasoline by
buoyed pipeline into storage tanks at Frobisher. The pipeline can be seen coming ashore at the
extreme right-middle of the picture.
( Photo from the magazine "Esso Air World" dated March 1958.
Thanks to Julian Lelliott )
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".
 
"Imperial Sarnia (II)".

The Miramar Ship Index for "IMPERIAL SARNIA"
IDNo:
5159600
Year:
1948
Name:
IMPERIAL SARNIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
26.06.1948
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
10.1948

Tons:
4580
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
139
Length overall:
118.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
Country of build:
CAN
Beam:
16.2
Builder:
Collingwood SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Collingwood
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-12.5

Subsequent History:
[ 1954 Lg 124.5 / 117.4 mtr, 4947 grt / 6832 dwt ] -
[ 1987 converted to storage tanker] - 1987 PROVMAR TERMINAL II

Disposal Data:
Reported as towed to the scrapyard at Port Colborne, ON, on October 2, 2012.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
173217
5159600
5159600
1948
IMPERIAL SARNIA
4580
Imperial Oil Ltd.
173217
5159600
5159600
1948
PROVMAR TERMINAL II
4947
1987
Provmar Fuels Inc.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
IMPERIAL SARNIA
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
173217
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
380.50
Gross Tonnage:
4580.00
Vessel Width:
53.00
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
26.00
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00139

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

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Imperial Oil, Ltd. Toronto, Ont. Canada
1948
CANADA
173217

Rebuild History
Lengthened and received bulbous bow at Sorel, P.Q., in winter, 1953-1954 (394.42 x 53 x 26; 4947 gross - 3101 registered).

Disposition
1986, Vessel used as oil storage barge.

History
As IMPERIAL SARNIA: Arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 8, 1962, after collision with trawler SURGE, off Egg Island. Ran aground about ten miles upriver from Ogdensburg, NY, St. Lawrence River, on April 15, 1974. Repaired at Canadian Vickers.