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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Cornwall - (1947-1971)
See her also as : Acadialite - (1930-1947)

 
Built for Imperial Oil Co.,Ltd, by Furness Shipbuilding Co, Ltd, Harverton Hill-on-Tees,England,as ACADIALITE, 256'4"x43'x18'
Renamed IMPERIAL CORNWALL,in 1947. Transfered off lakes, in 1969, sold to Penn Shipping, then to Neal Petrolium,in 1971.
She was renamed GOLDEN SABLE, for the clean fuels trade on Lake Erie, but was found to be unable to carry these cargos,
due to all the years carring crude oil. Sold for scrapping in 1972, but lasted till 1981, somewhere along the St Lawerence seaway.
( Photo by Richard Duncan, at Port Huron, Mi, Oct, 1968, from the Lake Huron Lore collection )
 
"Imperial Cornwall", on August 24rd, 1970.
( Photo Copyright Mac Mackay )
 
"Imperial Cornwall", on August 24rd, 1970.
( Photo Copyright Mac Mackay )
 
"Imperial Cornwall", on August 24rd, 1970.
( Photo Copyright Mac Mackay )
 
"Imperial Cornwall", on August 24rd, 1970.
( Photo Copyright Mac Mackay )
"Imperial Cornwall".
( Photo by Robert Walton )
 "Imperial Cornwall", ex. "Acadialite".
 
"Imperial Cornwall".
 
Almost the same photo as above, look at the differences, "Imperial Cornwall".
"Imperial Cornwall".
 
"Imperial Cornwall".
 
"Imperial Cornwall".
 
"Imperial Cornwall".
 
"Golden Sable", ex. "Imperial Cornwall", ex. "Acadialite".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ACADIALITE"
IDNo:
5159507
Year:
1930
Name:
ACADIALITE
Keel:
22.10.1929
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
07.02.1930
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
04.1930

Tons:
1919
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
170
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
76.2
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
13.1
Builder:
Furness
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Haverton Hill
Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn):
1T-8.5

Subsequent History:
1947 IMPERIAL CORNWALL - 1971 GOLDEN SABLE

Disposal Data:
Sold 1971, hulked & scrapped at Louiseville 1981.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
154480
5159507
1930
ACADIALITE
1919
Imperial Oil
154480
5159507
5159507
1930
IMPERIAL CORNWALL
1919
1947
Imperial Oil
154480
5159507
5159507
1930
GOLDEN SABLE
1919
1971
Mottershead Maclean

Information from Starke & Schell Ships-registers;

 ACADIALITE - 1930  CA   1T (aft)   (8½)
 1,919 GRT for Imperial Oil, Ltd., Montreal,  250.0 x 43.1
Tanker built by Furness SB. Co., Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees   (4)   #170     154480
1947 - IMPERIAL CORNWALL, s/o
1962 - Chargord Investments, Ltd., Windsor, Ont.  (leased back to Imperial Oil)
1964 - Imperial Oil, Ltd., Marine Div., Montreal
1971 - Penn Shipping, Ltd., Montreal  (Guelph, Ont.)
1971 - GOLDEN SABLE, G. Mottershead & J. Maclean, Windsor, Ont.  (Toronto)
Sold at auction 1971 to Steel Factors, Ltd., Montreal,
resold c. 1974 to Louiseville General Enterprises, Ltd., for floating dock at Louiseville, P.Q.,
Broken up at Louiseville 1981 by owners.

FURNESS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY LTD., HAVERTON HILL
Name
ACADIALITE
Type
Tanker
Yard Number
170
Launched
27/02/1930
Completed
04/1930
Off. Number
154480
Engine builder
North East Marine Engineering, Newcastle
Engine type
T. 3 cyl., aft
GRT
1919
Length (feet)
250
Beam (feet)
43.1
First owner
Imperial Oil Company, Montreal
History
1947 IMPERIAL CORNWALL, same owners
1962 Chargord Investments Ltd., Windsor, Ontario (leased to Imperial Oil)
1964 Imperial Oil Company, Montreal
1971 Penn Shipping Ltd., Montreal
1971 GOLDEN SABLE. G. Mottershead & J. Maclea, Windsor
1971 Steel Factors Ltd., Montreal
1974 Louisville General Enterprises as a floating dock at Louiseville, P.Q.
Fate
1981 broken up at Louiseville.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
ACADIALITE
Nationality
CANADA
Official Number:
154480
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
250.00
Gross Tonnage:
1969.00
Vessel Width:
43.16
Net Tonnage:
1042.00
Vessel Height
17.58
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00170

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Haverton Hill-On-Tees, U.K.
Builder:
Furness Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Date of Build
1930

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
IMPERIAL CORNWALL
1947 - 1971
CANADA
154480
GOLDEN SABLE
1971 - 1984
CANADA
154480

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1930 - 1962
CANADA
154480
Chargord Investments Ltd. (Imperial Oil Ltd., Mgrs)
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1962 - 1971
CANADA
154480
Penn Shipping Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1971 - 1971
CANADA
154480
Neal Petroleum, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1971 - 1972
CANADA
154480
G. Mottershead and J. MacLean
Louisville, P.Q. Canada
1972 - 1972
CANADA
154480
Steel Factors, Ltd.
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1972 - 1984
CANADA
154480

Disposition
Reported scrapped in 1984.

History
In July 1971, vessel under writ of seizure by crew for back wages of $15,162,14. In second 1971 sale, intended for Lake Erie "clean" trade (gasoline). Tanks were found to be badly deteriorated from long years in crude trade; also boilers were condemned and vessel was laid up at Montreal. Towed out of Montreal on August 12, 1972, by tug R.F. GRANT, to Louisville, P.Q.