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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Albertolite (I) - (1921-1928)
See also : Crew members Albertolite (1)  &  More photos Albertolite (1) in freezing weather

The "Chester O. Swain", built as "Albertolite" in 1921, made 32 trips between Haifa and Tripoli and had
some unique and thrilling expieriences. Renamed in 1928 as "Chester O. Swain".
Sold to Patapsco Scrap Co. and Broken up at Baltimore, 4th quarter 1947.
 
"Albertolite" at Halifax, probably in 1925.
( Photo thanks to Robert Robillard )
 
"Albertolite", probably in 1925.
( Photo thanks to Robert Robillard )
 
A group of guests of the Andian National Corporation on the deck of the Imperial Oil Company steamer "Albertolite",
Montreal, Quebec. Date August 8, 1926.
These guests met the ship in Montreal on August 8, 1926, when she arrived at the Imperial Oil Company refinery with
her first cargo of 90,000 barrels of Columbian crude. Note identification list of guests is available.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ALBERTOLITE"
IDNo:
1150462
Year:
1921
Name:
ALBERTOLITE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
05.1921

DWT:
Yard No:
20
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
141.2
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
18.4
Builder:
Standifer
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Vancouver, Wa.
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1Q-10.5

Subsequent History:
1928 CHESTER O. SWAIN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Baltimore 15.12.1947

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
150462
1150462
1921
ALBERTOLITE
8461
Imperial Oil
227802
1150462
1921
CHESTER O. SWAIN
8461
1928
Standard Sg Co.

Sisterships are John Worthington, W. H. Libby, Livingstone Roe and Christy Payne.

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

ALBERTOLITE - 1921  CA   1Q (aft)     (10½)
     8,461     Imperial Oil, Ltd., Halifax, N.S.     463.2 x 60.2
         Tanker     G. M. Standifer Construction Corp., Vancouver, Wash.    (5)     #20     150462
1928 - CHESTER O. SWAIN   Standard Shipping Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.     US    227802
1935 - Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del.
1945 - U. S. War Shipping Administration, Wilmington, Del.
Sold to Patapsco Scrap Co. and Broken up at Baltimore, 4th quarter 1947,  work began 15.12.1947.