Auke Visser's Other Esso Related Tankers Site     |   home
Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Quebec (I) - (1947-1954)
See also : A story about the "Port Royal"

 
"Imperial Quebec (I)".
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )

The tanker Port Royal was built by Sun Ship under the U.S. Maritime Commission contract as a T2-SE-A1 tanker in May 1944, and went to the Imperial Oil Shipping Company as the Imperial Quebec in 1947. She collided with the Esso Wheeling off Rio Bravo on March 25, 1948, and after temporary repairs in South America she received extensive repairs at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock. Imperial Quebec was sold to Ditta Luigi Pittaluga Vapori, Genoa, in 1954, becoming the Verbania, and was sold to Achille Lauro fu Gioacchino, Naples, in 1961. She was scrapped at La Spezia in 1966.
 
Repairs on the "Imperial Quebec", ex. "Port Royal".
 
"Imperial Quebec", ex. "Port Royal".

SS IMPERIAL QUEBEC
This tanker suffered extensive damage from a collision with the Esso Wheeling off Rio Bravo,
Argentina, on March 25, 1948.
Upon her arrival on May 24th, it was not apparent that she was damaged, so thorough had been
the exterior temporary repairs made in South America. An examination on the interior, however,
revealed extensive damage,
All of the damage was on the port side of the vessel. Two rooms in the forward end of house
structure were almost entirely rebuilt. Hull repairs required the replacement of ten shell plates
and the renewal of bulkheads and other internal structure.
Work was completed and the vessel sailed from our plant on June 22nd, 1948.
( From Shipyard Bulletin, Newprt News SB & DD Co., Volume XII, May-June 1948, No. 10 )

Additional information :
Built May 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, as "Port Royal" # 1727, for U.M.S.C.
 1947 "Imperial Quebec", Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd., Montreal, Canada..
1954 "Verbania", Ditta Luigi Pittaluga Vapori, Genoa, Italy.
1961 "Verbania", Achille Lauro fu Gioacchino, Naples, Italy.
1966 Scrapped at La Spezia, Cant. di Portovenere S.p.A.,
arrived 23.07.1966, work began in 11.1966.
 
"Imperial Quebec", ex. "Port Royal".
"Verbania", ex. "Imperial Quebec", ex. "Port Royal".

The Miramar Ship Index for "PORT ROYAL"
IDNo:
5378464
Year:
1944
Name:
PORT ROYAL
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
28.04.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
05.1944

Tons;
10297
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
394
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:
1947 IMPERIAL QUEBEC - 1954 VERBANIA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at La Spezia 23.07.1966. [ By Cant.di Portovenere ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
245626
5378464
1944
PORT ROYAL
10297
U.S. Govt.
176594
5378464
1944
IMPERIAL QUEBEC
10297
1947
Imperial Oil Sg Corp.
2996
5378464
1944
VERBANIA
10297
1954
Ditta Luigi Pittaluga
891
5378464
5378464
1944
VERBANIA
10297
1961
Achille Lauro fu Gioacchino

No Custody & Disposal CARDS