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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Lachine (1) - (1947-1954)
See also : Rideaulite - (1930-1947)

"Imperial Lachine (I)", seen here as "Rideaulite", 1930, 723grt
Furness Shipbuilding, Haverton Hill (174) for Imperial Oil Company, Canada
1947 IMPERIAL LACHINE
1954 NIAGARA
converted to a sand dredger 1958
1969 W.M.EDINGTON
1984 NIAGARA II
Scuttled as a artificial reef at Port Maitland, Ontario in August 1997.
 
"Imperial Lachine (I)".
( Photo Copyright The Steamship Historical Society of America )

FURNESS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY LTD., HAVERTON HILL
Name
RIDEAULITE
Type
Tanker
Yard Number
174
Launched
09/04/1930
Completed
04/1930
Off. Number
155286
Engine builder
North East Marine Engineering, Newcastle
Engine type
T. 3 cyl., aft
GRT
715
Length (feet)
175
Beam (feet)
35.2
First owner
Imperial Oil Ltd., Montreal
History
1947 IMPERIAL LACHINE, same owners
1954 NIAGARA, Holden Sand & Gravel, Montreal, converted to a sand suction dredger
1967 McNamara Marine Ltd., Toronto
1968 Federal Equipment Quebec Ltd., Toronto
1969 W. M. EDINGTON, Ontario-Lake Erie Sand Ltd., Toronto
1973 converted to motor vessel
1984 NIAGARA II, McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Toronto
Operated as a barge after stranding damage
1997 sold for breaking but resold
Fate
15/05/1999 scuttled as a dive site in Georgian Bay, near Tobermory, Ontario.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
RIDEAULITE
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
155286
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
175.00
Gross Tonnage:
716.00
Vessel Width:
35.16
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
12.75
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00074

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Haverton Hill-on-Tees, Great Britain
Builder:
Furness Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Date of Build
1930

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
IMPERIAL LACHINE
1947 - 1954
CANADA
155286
NIAGARA
1954 - 1969
CANADA
155286
EDINGTON, W.M.
1969 - 1984
CANADA
155286
NIAGARA II
1984
CANADA
155286

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Imperial Oil, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1930 - 1954
CANADA
155286
Holden Sand & Gravel, Ltd.
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1954 - 1967
CANADA
155286
McNamara Marine, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1967 - 1968
CANADA
155286
Federal Equipment Quebec, Ltd.
Ville de Laval, P.Q. Canada
1968 - 1969
CANADA
155286
Ontario-Lake Erie Sand, Ltd.
Oakville, Ont. Canada
1969 - 1984
CANADA
155286
McKeil Work Boats Ltd.
Winona, Ont. Canada
1984
CANADA
155286

Rebuild History
Converted to sand dredge, 1954 (769 gross - 382 registered). Repowered 1972.

Disposition
No longer registered in Canada.

History
Triple expansion engine, removed in 1972 repowering, placed in Upper Canada Marine Museum in Toronto, 1977. As NIAGARA: Suffered explosion in engineroom, March 1, 1965, at Whitby, Ontario; killed 2 and injured 1.