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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial (I) - (1912-1938)
See her also as : Impoco (III) - (1938-1939)  & See also : Model of the first "Imperial"

The company's first tanker, the Imperial, which had a capacity of 6,450 barrels and was chartered
by the company in 1902 to carry crude oil from Ohio ports to Sarnia.

"Imperial" was build by in 1898 at Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co., Newcastle, as "Minoco" for the
Mineral Oil Corp., ( Hunting & Sons ).
Measurements : 200 Feet length x 32 Feet breadth. Build of iron and steel.
Engines : T 3 cyl.
1901 : Renamed as "Imperial" to the Anglo-American Oil Co.
1902 : First tanker on lakes of Canada.
2.1912 : Sold to Imperial Oil Co., Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario.
7.1922 : Towed to Vancouver for service in British Columbian waters.
1938 : Renamed "Impoco", to make way for a new building of the same name.
1939 : Broken up by Capital Iron & Steel Co., Victoria, British Coumbia.
 
"Imperial".
 
"Imperial".
( Photo Copyright Glenbow Archives )
 
"Imperial".

The Miramar Ship Index for "MINOCO"
IDNo:
1108346
Year:
1898
Name:
MINOCO
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
22.01.1898
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
03.1898

DWT:
Yard No:
117
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
61.0
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
9.8
Builder:
Tyne Iron
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Willington Quay
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-

Subsequent History:
2001 IMPERIAL - 1938 IMPOCO

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Victoria, B.C., 1939.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
108346
1108346
1898
MINOCO
795
Hunting & Son
108346
1108346
1898
IMPERIAL
796
1901
Anglo-American Oil
108346
1108346
1898
IMPOCO
796
1938
Imperial Oil Co.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
MINOCO
Nationality
U.K.
Official Number:
108346
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
200.00
Gross Tonnage:
796.00
Vessel Width:
32.00
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
14.33
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00117

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Willington Quay-on-Tyne, Great Britain
Builder:
Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co.
Date of Build
1898

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
IMPERIAL
1902 - 1938
U.K.
108346
IMPOCO
1938 - 1939
U.K.
108346

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Mineral Oils Corp. (Hunting & Sons, Mgrs.)
London, Great Britain
1898 - 1902
U.K.
108346
Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd. (J. McDonald, Mgr.)
London, Great Britain
1902 - 1906
U.K.
108346
Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd. (J.H. Usman, Mgr.)
London, Great Britain
1906 - 1912
U.K.
108346
Imperial Oil, Ltd.
Sarnia, Ont. Canada
1912 - 1937
U.K.
108346
Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Charlottetown, P.E.I. Canada
1937 - 1939
U.K.
108346

Disposition
Scrapped at Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1939.

History
Came onto Great Lakes in 1902. Taken to British Columbia in 1922.

Canada List of Shipping :
Registry #1
108346
Registry #2
Registry #3
IMO#
MMSI#
VRN#

Name 1
1898
Minoco
Name 5
Name 2
1912
Imperial (I)
Name 6
Name 3
1938
Impoco
Name 7
Name 4
Name 8

Year Built
1898
Place
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Area
Country
UK

Designer
Measurement (imp)
200'
Builder
Tyne Iron and Steam Boat Co. Ltd.
Measurement (metric)
Hull
Steel
Displacement
938
Gross Tonnage
Type 1
Tanker
Registered Tonnage
Type 2
Engine
Engine Manufacture
Repower
Propulsion
Screw
Rebuilds
In 1922 she was refitted at Sarnia ON.
Call Sign
QCPJ
Pendant #
Masters
Captain Lauchlin Morrison (1902); Captain Fred Foote (1902)

Owner(s)
In 1898 she was owned by the Mineral Oil Co. Ltd. In 1898 she was trading into Black Sea ports In c1902 she was owned by Anglo-American Oil Ltd. In 1912 she was owned by Imperial Oil tankers and carried kerosene and lubricants. In 1922 she was transferred to west coast from Great Lakes in tow of Albertolite. In 1930 she was owned by Imperial Oil Ltd. (W.B. Elsworth, manager).

Fate
Registry closed
Date
1939-00-00

Named Features
Significance of Name

Anecdotes
In 1902 she was chartered by the Imperial Oil Co. In 1902 she was on service between Ohio and Sarnia ON. In 1922 she was towed through the Panama Canal to Vancouver by the Albertolite. She had a capacity of 5500 barrels. She carried packaged products, kerosene and lubricants to Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert BC. In 1939 she was scrapped at Victoria BC by Capital Iron in Victoria BC.

References
Canada List of Shipping
Last update
2013-05-31