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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Victoria - (1946-1949)
See also : Ontariolite - (1925-1946)

 
"Ontariolite", was build in 1925, renamed "Imperial Victoria" in 1946, scrapped in 1949.
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )

Imperial Oil operated its own fleet of tankers until creating Imperial Oil Shipping Company in 1935, and the Ontariolite was a typical vessel of the pre-war era - in this case moving oil from California to the Ioco Refinery in Burrard Inlet. The Ontariolite was German built for Imperial Oil in 1925 at the Germania shipyard in Kiel (Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft). She became the Imperial Victoria in 1946, and was broken up by Northern Metals in Philadelphia in 1949.
 
"Imperial Victoria".

Information from Starke & Schell Ships-registers;

ONTARIOLITE - 1925  CA    2M (aft)   (10¼)
8,932 GRT for Imperial Oil, Ltd., Toronto / Montreal     470.0 x 63.2
Tanker built by Frd. Krupp A.G., Kiel, (12),  #479, 152788
1946 - IMPERIAL VICTORIA, s/o
Broken up at Philadelphia 1949 by Northern Metals Co., arrived 07.10.1949 in tow.

History:
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year built
Name  
Tons  
Change  
152788
1152788
1925
ONTARIOLITE
8932
152788
1152788
1925
IMPERIAL VICTORIA
8932
1946