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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Edmonton - (1947-1958)
 
"Imperial Edmonton" was build in 1943 as "Boundbrook". She became "Imperial Edmonton" in 1947 and in
1958 as "Red Wing". Scrapped in Taiwan in 1987.
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )

The tanker Boundbrook was a T2-SE-A1 tanker built under the U.S. Maritime Commission contract by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company at Chester, Pennsylvania, during February and March, 1944. After her service as a navy oiler she was sold to Imperial Oil Shipping Company in 1947 and became the Imperial Edmonton—serving first on the Pacific, and then the Atlantic. In 1958 the St. Lawrence & Great Lakes Shipping Company bought her, and, as company founders the Norris family also owned the National Hockey League team the Detroit Red Wings, they renamed her Red Wing after she was rebuilt and lengthened at Port Weller Dry Docks in 1959-1960. She was laid up at Toronto in 1984, sold for scrap in 1986, and broken up at Kaohsiung in April 1987.

 
"Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
"Imperial Edmonton" seen here as "Red Wing".
 
"Red Wing", ex. "Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
 
"Red Wing", ex. "Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
 
"Red Wing", ex. "Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
( Photo Copyright © 2008 Steamship Historical Society of America )
 
"Red Wing", ex. "Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
( Photo Copyright © 2008 Steamship Historical Society of America )
 
"Red Wing", ex. "Imperial Edmonton", ex. "Boundbrook".
( Photo Copyright © 2008 Steamship Historical Society of America )
T2-SE-A1
Built March 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Boundbrook" # 335, for U.M.S.C.
1947 "Imperial Edmonton", Imperial Oil Co., Ltd. Montreal, P.Q. Canada.
1958 "Red Wing", St. Lawrence & Great Lakes Shipping Co., Ltd. (Upper Lakes Shipping Co., Ltd.)
Toronto, Ont. Canada.
1959-1960 Rebuilt and lengthened by Port Weller Dry Docks, Ltd., Port Weller, Ont., hull #28,
(711.33 x 75.16 x 34.16; 17813 gross - 13672 registered).
1960 "Red Wing", Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd. Toronto, Ont. Canada.
1986 Sold for scrapping in 1986.
Scrapped in Taiwan in 29-04-1987.
( See photos below )
 The Miramar Ship Index for "BOUNDBROOK"
IDNo:
2245194
Year:
1944
Name:
BOUNDBROOK
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
12.02.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
03.1944

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
335
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:
1948 IMPERIAL EDMONTON - 1958 HULL 28 -
[ 1960 new forepart added to stern, Lg 222.5 / 216.4 x 23 mtr,
7813 grt/25400 dwt, converted to bulk carrier ]
 1960 RED WING

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 29.04.1987

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
245194
2245194
1944
BOUNDBROOK
10318
U.S. Govt.
177867
2245194
1944
IMPERIAL EDMONTON
10318
1947
Imperial Oil Sg Co.
177867
2245194
1944
HULL 28
10318
1958
Upper Lakes Sg.
177867
5291367
2245194
1944
RED WING
10318
1960
Upper Lakes Sg.

Additional information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
BOUNDBROOK
Nationality
U.S.
Official Number:
245195
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
504.00
Gross Tonnage:
10317.00
Vessel Width:
68.16
Net Tonnage:
6168.00
Vessel Height
39.16
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00335

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Chester, PA
Builder:
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Date of Build
1943

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
IMPERIAL EDMONTON
1947 - 1958
CANADA
177867
RED WING
1958
CANADA
311463

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
U.S. Maritime Commission
Washington, DC U.S.
1943 - 1947
U.S.
245195
Imperial Oil Co., Ltd.
Montreal, P.Q. Canada
1947 - 1958
CANADA
177867
St. Lawrence & Great Lakes Shipping Co., Ltd. (Upper Lakes Shipping Co., Ltd.)
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1958 - 1960
CANADA
311463
Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1960 - 1986
CANADA
311463

Rebuild History
Rebuilt and lengthened by Port Weller Dry Docks, Ltd., Port Weller, Ont., hull #28, in 1959-1960      
( 711.33 x 75.16 x 34.16; 17813 gross - 13672 registered ). Received new registration number after rebuild. Received bow thruster during winter 1975-1976.

Disposition
Sold for scrapping in 1986. Scrapped in Taiwan in 1987.

History
Built under U.S. Maritime Commission contract as T2-SE-A1 tanker. St. Lawrence & Great Lakes Shipping Co. purchased vessel from Imperial Oil Co., Ltd., for a reported $500,000, in 1958.