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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Montrolite (2) - (1926-1942)
See also : Crew photo(s) on board "Montrolite"  &  German Records off the Attack on the MS "Montrolite (2)"

The second vessel named "Montrolite" was build in 1926 for Imperial Oil Co.
She was torpedoed and lost in 1942.
( The first named vessel was build in 1918 for Standard Oil Co (New Jersey) )
( Photo Glenbow Museum Archives Photograph )
 "Montrolite" silhouette drawing, a scan from the Book "Taschebuch der handels-flooten 1940", a pocket book used by U-Boat captains,
during WW2.

The Miramar Ship Index for "MONTROLITE"
IDNo:
1152843
Year:
1926
Name:
MONTROLITE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
02.1926

DWT:
Yard No:
480
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
155.7
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
20.8
Builder:
Krupp Germania
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Kiel
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-10.5

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk by "U-109", 35.14 N / 60.05 W on 05.02.1942

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
152843
1152843
1926
MONTROLITE
11309
-
Imperial Oil Co.

Additional information from Uboat.net :

Name
Montrolite
Type:
Motor tanker
Tonnage
11,309 tons
Completed
1926 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Owner
Imperial Oil Shipping Co Ltd, Toronto
Homeport
Toronto
Date of attack
5 Feb 1942
Nationality: Canadian
Fate
Sunk by U-109 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)
Position
35.14 N, 60.05 W - Grid CB 9713
- See location on a map -
Complement
48 (28 dead and 20 survivors).
Convoy
Route
Trinidad - Halifax
Cargo
Crude oil
History
Completed in February 1926
Notes on loss
At 01.42 hours on 5 Feb, 1942, the unescorted Montrolite (Master John White) was hit by one of two stern torpedoes from U-109 northeast of Bermuda. The U-boat had followed the tanker since 21.22 hours on 4 February. She sank by the stern within five minutes, after being hit by a coup de grâce at 02.32 hours. The master, 26 crew members and one gunner were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British steam merchant Winkleigh and landed at Halifax on 10 February.