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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Halifax - (1946-1969)
Build in 1946 as "Empire Maldon", sold in the same year as "Imperial Halifax".
Sold in 1969 as "Congar". Scrapped in 1978.
 
"Imperial Halifax" ploughs through heavy seas en route from Halifax to
St. John's, Newfoundland.
 
"Imperial Halifax".
 
"Congar" ex. "Imperial Halifax".
 
"Congar" ex. "Imperial Halifax".
( Photo copyright Marc Piche )
 
"Congar" ex. "Imperial Halifax".
( Photo copyright Marc Piche )
 
"Congar" ex. "Imperial Halifax".

The Miramar Ship Index for "EMPIRE MALDON"
IDNo:
5159521
Year:
1946
Name:
EMPIRE MALDON
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
19.11.1945
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
04.1946

DWT:
5392
Yard No:
766
Length overall:
109.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
102.4
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
14.7
Builder:
Laing
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Deptford Yard
Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn):
1D-12

Subsequent History:
1946 IMPERIAL HALIFAX - 1970 CONGAR

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Hamilton, Ont., 11.1977, work began 01.1978 [ by Strathearne Terminals Ltd. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
181129
5159521
1946
EMPIRE MALDON
3734
British Govt.
181129
5159521
1946
IMPERIAL HALIFAX
3734
1946
Imperial Oil Sg Co Ltd.
181129
5159521
5159521
1946
IMPERIAL HALIFAX
3734
1954
Imperial Oil Ltd.
181129
5159521
5159521
1946
CONGAR
3734
1970
Johnstone Sg Ltd.

Additional Information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
EMPIRE MALDON
Nationality
U.K.
Official Number:
181129
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
343.42
Gross Tonnage:
3734.00
Vessel Width:
48.25
Net Tonnage:
0.00
Vessel Height
26.42
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00766

Builder Information
Place of Build:
Sunderland, Great Britain
Builder:
Laing, Sir James & Sons, Ltd.
Date of Build
1946

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
IMPERIAL HALIFAX
1946 - 1969
CANADA
181129
CONGAR
1969 - 1978
CANADA
181129

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
Ministry of War Transport
London, England
1946 - 1946
U.K.
181129
Imperial Oil Co., Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1946 - 1969
CANADA
181129
Johnstone Shipping, Ltd.
Toronto, Ont. Canada
1969 - 1978
CANADA
181129

Disposition
Scrapped at Hamilton, Ontario, 1978. Departed Toronto, Ont., in tow, for Hamilton, Ont., on October 26, 1977, for scrapping by United Metals, Ltd.

History
Used by Imperial Oil, Ltd., on Maritime Provinces-East Coast trade. As CONGAR: Struck and destroyed No. 2 fender boom, Eisenhower Lock, Seaway, on September 29, 1970, holding up traffic for a few hours. Ran aground in St. Lawrence River, near Wilson, Ont., December 18, 1971; released December 20th.