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Albertolite (II) - (1929-1946)
Built as "Adorna" for the German Deutsch-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Hamburg in 1912.
Sold in 1914 as "Winnipeg" to Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York, renamed same year as "Caddo".
Sold in 1929 to Imperial Oil, Ltd., London / Montreal and renamed "Albertolite".
( Photo Source: Robert G. Halford's The Unknown Navy: Canada's WWII Merchant Navy. )
"Albertolite", seen here as "Adorna".
Drawing by Karl-Heinz Schwadtke.
The Albertolite was built and launched in England in 1912. For some time she served under the German flag but was sold
to a British firm and renamed the Winnipeg. She ended up being used for carrying cargo over the years the scrapped and
sold to Capital Iron & Metals which is when we bought her.
 
"Albertolite".
( Photo Glenbow Archives )
 
"Albertolite".
( Photo Glenbow Archives )
 
"Albertolite".
( Photo Copyright Walter E. Frost )
 
"Albertolite", during WW2.
 
"Albertolite", during WW2.

See also : Ian Ferguson's Homepage

ADORNA -1912     GE     1Q (aft)     (10)
6,330 GRT for Deutsch-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Hamburg    415.0 x 55.2
Tanker build by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle     (8)     #844     
trading in the Pacific August 1914, transferred to U. S. flag          
1914 - WINNIPEG  Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York, USA
1914 - CADDO, s/o
1927 - Standard Shipping Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.
1929 - ALBERTOLITE  Imperial Oil, Ltd., London / Montreal, CA
Dismantled 3d quarter 1946 by Capitol Iron & Metals, Ltd., Victoria, B.C. - hull sold to Powell River Co., Ltd., for floating
breakwater for log pounds at Powell River, B.C., - broken up at Seattle 1960 by Commercial Metals Co.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ADORNA"
IDNo:
2212945
Year:
1912
Name:
ADORNA
Launch Date:
15.07.1912
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
08.1912
Flag:
DEU
Keel:

DWT:
Yard No:
844
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
126.5
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
16.8
Builder:
Armstrong Whitworth
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Low Walker
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1Q-10

Owner as Completed:
Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges., Hamburg

Subsequent History:
1914 WINNIPEG - 1914 CADDO - 1929 ALBERTOLITE

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Victoria, BC, 3 th quarter 1946 (hull scrapped at Seattle 1960)

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
2212945
1912
ADORNA
6330
Deutsch-Am.Petrol.
212945
2212945
1912
CADDO
6330
1914
Standard Oil Co NJ
133949
2212945
1912
WINNIPEG
6330
1914
Standard Oil Co NJ
133949
2212945
1912
ALBERTOLITE
6330
1929
Imperial Oil