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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Impoco (2) - (1913-1921)
The second "Impoco" was build in 1913.
"Impoco (2)", commissioned to Imperial Oil from 1913-19121.

See also : Career Data Impoco (2)

Information from Starke & Schell Ships-registers;

IMPOCO - 1913, BR, 1T (aft)
2,257 GRT for Imperial Oil Co., Ltd., London, 249.5 x 43.1
Tanker build by Greenock & Grangemouth Dkyd. Co., Ltd., Grangemouth, (7)   #353,  135238
Ashore 5 April 1921off Blonde Rock, entrance to the Bay of Fundy, voy. Dartmouth, N.S. - St. John, N.B. gasolene,
refloated 4 May and beached, refloated 21 May 1921 and towed to Halifax, beached, CTL (presumably scrapped).

The Miramar Ship Index for "IMPOCO"
IDNo:
1135238
Year:
1913
Name:
IMPOCO
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
20.05.1913
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1913

Tons:
2257
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
352
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
76.0
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
13.1
Builder:
Greenock & Grangemouth
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Grangemouth
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-9.5

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Wrecked Blonde Rock, Bay of Fundy on 5.04.1921 & Scrapped.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
135238
1135238
1913
IMPOCO
2257
-
Imperial Oil Co Ltd.

Additional information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
IMPOCO
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
135238
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
249.42
Gross Tonnage:
2257.00
Vessel Width:
43.00
Net Tonnage:
1383.00
Vessel Height
19.58
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00352

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Grangemouth, Scotland
Builder:
Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Ltd.
Date of Build
1913

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Imperial Oil Co., Ltd. Sarnia, Ont. Canada
1913 - 1921
CANADA
135238

Disposition
Stranded on Blonde Rock, Nova Scotia, at entrance to Bay of Fundy, April 5, 1921, with cargo of gasoline from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for St. John, New Brunswick. Refloated M4, 1921, and beached at Clarke's Harbour. Towed to Halifax, May 21, 1921, and declared constructive total loss; scrapped.

History
Served with British Admiralty during World War I.

 Career Data :

20 May 1913 launched by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd., Grangemouth as Yard Nr: 353 named Impoco for Imperial Oil Co Ltd (Charles O Stillman, Manager) Sarnia, Ontario

July 1913

1914 to 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler - name unchanged

22 September 1914 arrived at Abrolhos Rocks with HMS CORNWALL

25 September 1914 sailed Abrolhos Rocks with HMS CANOPUS

1 October 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS BRISTOL to refuel her

14 October 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS BRISTOL to refuel her

19 October 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS CORNWALL to refuel her

22 October 1914  at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS BRISTOL to refuel her - she received 66 tons of FFO

2 November 1914 received provisions from HMS CARNARVON

28 November 1914 sailed Abrolhos Rocks in the company of HMS ORAMA

12 December 1914 at Port William alongside HMS INFLEXIBLE refuelling her

13 December 1914 HMS GLASGOW alongside - she received 36 tons of FFO

23 February 1915 arrived at Abrolhos Rocks

6 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMAS SYDNEY

8 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside the collier Buresk to received bunker coal

14 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMAS SYDNEY

17 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks supplied HMS MACEDONIA 12 gallons of fuel oil

19 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS CELTIC

22 March 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks exercised abandon ship

24 March 1915 sailed Abrolhos Rocks towing a target which was fired at by HMS VINDICTIVE returning to anchor at Abrolhos Rocks

25 March 1915 sailed Abrolhos Rocks towing a target which was fired at by HMS VINDICTIVE

25 April 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS GLASGOW

9 May 1915 sighted by HMS CELTIC at Abrolhos Rocks

5 February 1919 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands alongside HMS BRISTOL to refuel her - she received 39.5 tons of FFO. Later sailed Port Stanley in company with HMS BRISTOL and ss Cairn Ross

10 February 1919 on passage from Port Stanley to Monte Video with HMS BRISTOL and ss Cairn Ross

12 February 1919 sailed from Monte Video to Port Stanley with HMS BRISTOL

5 April 1921 ran aground on Blonde Rock at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy while on passage from Darmouth N.S. to St. John N.B. carrying a cargo of gasoline

4 May 1921 was refloated and deliberately beached at Clark's Harbour

21 May 1921 was again refloated and was towed to Halifax for inspection where she was declared a CTL and was subsequently scrapped