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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Calgarolite (2) - (1929-1942)
See also : German Records off the Attack on the MS "Calgarolite"

The second "Calgarolite", was built in 1929 and was lost in 1942.
09/05/1942 Torpedoed, shelled and sunk by U.125 in 19.24 N / 82.30 W on passage Hampton Roads
for Kingston, Jamaica in ballast.

The Miramar Ship Index for "CALGAROLITE"
IDNo:
1160725
Year:
1929
Name:
CALGAROLITE
Keel:
10.10.1927
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
14.09.1928
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1929

DWT:
11941
Yard No:
131
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
158.9
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
21.5
Builder:
Furness
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Haverton Hill
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-11

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Shelled, torpedoed and lost 19.24 N / 82.30 W on 09.05.1942.
[ Voyage Hampton Roads-Jamaica, ballast ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
160725
1160725
1929
CALGAROLITE
11941
Imperial Oil Ltd.
160725
1160725
1929
CALGAROLITE
11941
1930
Imperial Oil Ltd.

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

CALGAROLITE   CA,   2M (aft)     (11)
11,941GRT for Imperial Oil, Ltd., Middlesbrough / Montreal,  521.5 x 70.4
Tanker built by Furness SB. Co., Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees, (7),  #131, 160725
Torpedoed, shelled and sunk by U 125, 9 May 1942, in 19.24 N-82.30 W,
voyage Hampton Roads - Kingston, Jamaica, in ballast.

FURNESS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY LTD., HAVERTON HILL
Name
CALGAROLITE
Type
Tanker
Yard Number
131
Launched
14/09/1928
Completed
07/1929
Off. Number
160725
Engine builder
F. Krupp, Kiel
Engine type
2 x 6cyl. 2SCSA, aft
GRT
11941
Length (feet)
521.5
Beam (feet)
70.4
First owner
Imperial Oil Company, Montreal
Fate
09/05/1942 shelled and torpedoed by U.125 in 19.24N 82.30W on passage Hampton Roads for Kingston, Jamaica in ballast.

Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name
Calgarolite
Type:
Motor tanker
Tonnage
11,941 tons
Completed
1929 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough
Owner
Imperial Oil Shipping Co Ltd, Toronto
Homeport
Montreal
Date of attack
9 May 1942
Nationality: Canadian
Fate
Sunk by U-125 ( Ulrich Folkers)
Position
19.24N, 82.30W - Grid DM 7919
- See location on a map -
Complement
45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).
Convoy
-
Route
New York (30 Apr) - Cartagena, Colombia
Cargo
Ballast
History
Completed in July 1929
Notes on loss
At 20.12 hours on 9 May 1942, the unescorted Calgarolite (Master Thomas J. Mountain) was hit by two torpedoes from U-125 about 50 miles southwest of Grand Cayman Island. The tanker developed a list to port while the crew abandoned ship and was struck underneath the funnel by a coup de grâce at 20.39 hours. She settled by the stern but did not sink, so the U-boat used its AA guns to fire holes into the tanks for about one hour until the ship sank at 21.59 hours. The master and 21 crew members landed at Isla de Pinos, Cuba on 13 May. The chief officer and 22 crew members landed at Isla Mujeres, Mexico on 12 May.