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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Winnipeg - (1947-1954)
See also : Launch of the "Chrysler's Field"

 
"Imperial Winnipeg".
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )

The tanker Chryslerís Field was launched for the USMC at the Sun Shipbuilding Company in Chester, Pennsylvania, in September 1944 and completed the following month. She was purchased by the Imperial Oil Shipping Company in 1947 and renamed the Imperial Winnipeg. Sold again to Cia. Atlantica de Navegacion, S.A., Panama in 1954 and renamed San Pablo, and laid up at La Spezia in October 1957, she was broken up at La Seyne in 1962.

 "Imperial Winnipeg".

Donald A. Baker wrote :
"It brings back memories.  The Captain, First and Second Mates an myself left Halifax by train for Mobile, Alabama
in late November, 1956, where we were met by the Chief and three Engineers to become the Commissioning crew
for the recommissioning of the Chrysler's Field.  About a week before sailing the rest of the crew came down and
we went to Houston, Texas for our first load and took it to Hamburg, Germany, as I understand, to be the first oil
cargo there since the end of the war. We were supposed to leave there on New Years Eve day, but during
unloading the old pipe line burst so we didn't leave till Jan 2/1947. We didn't become the
Imperial Winnipeg till March 1947 when all the paperwork was completed".

Additional information :
Built October 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, as "Chrysler's Field" # 1781, for U.S.M.C.
1947 "Imperial Winnipeg", Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd., Montreal, Canada.
1954 "San Pablo"., Cia. Atlantica de Navegacion, S.A., Panama (F. Zaccaro, Genoa), PA.
1962 Broken up at La Seyne 1962 by Soc. de Materiel Naval du Midi, arrived 17.05.1962 in tow
( Laid up La Spezia since 08.10.1957).

The Miramar Ship Index for "CHRYSLER'S FIELD"
IDNo:
2246652
Year:
1944
Name:
CHRYSLER'S FIELD
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
28.09.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
10.1944

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
448
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 WINNIPEG - 1954 SAN PABLO

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at La Seyne 17.05.1962 [ by Naval du Midi ]

History:
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Owner
246652
2246652
1944
CHRYSLER'S FIELD
10297
US Govt.
177868
2246652
1944
IMPERIAL WINNIPEG
10297
1947
Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
2246652
1944
SAN PABLO
10297
1954
Cia. Atlantica de Navegacion, S.A.