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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Frederikton - (1948-1954)
 
"Imperial Fredericton" was built in 1944 as "Frenchtown'.
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )
 "Imperial Fredericton".

The Frenchtown was built by Sun Ship under the U.S. Maritime Commission contract as T2-SE-A1 tanker in March 1944. She became the Esso Elizabeth for Standard Oil in 1946, and went to the Imperial Oil Shipping Company as the Imperial Fredericton in 1948. In 1954 she became the Geo. G., owned by Vespuccio Cia. Armadora S.A. of Monrovia, and in 1961 was converted to a bulk carrier by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke G.m.b.H., of Emden, and renamed Invicta. She ultimately became the Holy Trinity in 1973, and broken up at La Spezia in 1978.
 
"Invicta", ex. "Geo. G.", ex. "Imperial Fredericton", ex. "Esso Elizabeth", ex. "Frenchtown".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )
 
"Invicta", ex. "Geo. G.", ex. "Imperial Fredericton", ex. "Esso Elizabeth", ex. "Frenchtown".
( Photo Copyright Walter E. Frost )

The Miramar Ship Index for "FRENCHTOWN"
IDNo:
5162205
Year:
1944
Name:
FRENCHTOWN
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
08.02.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
03.1944

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
391
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1946 ESSO ELIZABETH - 1948 IMPERIAL FREDERICTON - 1954 GEO G. -
[ 1961 Lg & widened 175.4 / 169.1 x 22.9 mtr, 12646 grt / 20980 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1961 INVICTA - 1983 HOLY TRINITY

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at La Spezia 10.04.1978. [ By Cantieri Navali Santa Maria ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
245196
5162205
1944
FRENCHTOWN
10297
U.S. Govt.
245196
5162205
1944
ESSO ELIZABETH
10297
1946
Standard Oil Co (New Jersey)
178989
5162205
1944
IMPERIAL FREDERICTON
10297
1948
Imperial Oil Sg Co Ltd.
492
5162205
1944
GEO. G.
10297
1954
Vespuccio Cia Armadora SA
492
5162205
5162205
1944
INVICTA
12646
1961
Vespuccio Cia Armadora SA
492
5162205
5162205
1944
HOLY TRINITY
12646
1973
Vespuccio Cia Armadora SA

Additional information :

T2-SE-A1
Built March 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Frenchtown" # 1724, for U.M.S.C.
FRENCHTOWN - 1944  USA    1 TE (aft)
10,296 GRT for U. S. War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, 504.0 x 68.2
Tanker built by Sun SB. & DD. Co., Chester, Pa. ,  (3/44),  #391, 245196
1946 - ESSO ELIZABETH, Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Wilmington, Del.
1948 - IMPERIAL FREDERICTON,  Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd., Halifax, N.S., CA
1954 - GEO. G., Vespuccio Cia. Armadora S.A., Monrovia  [John & Geo. Dambassis],  LI
1961 - INVICTA, s/o, Converted to bulk carrier and lengthened by replacement of cargo section with
new midbody built by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke G.m.b.H., Emden, resulting vessel
12,646 grt,  556.4 x 75.3', delivered. 01/1961
1973 - HOLY TRINITY , s/o
Broken up at La Spezia 1978 by Cantieri Navali Santa Maria, arrived 10.04.1978,
work began 14.04.1978.